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  • Second space data highway satellite set to beam

    The second satellite in the European Data Relay System has reached its intended orbit and completed its in-orbit tests. Dubbed the “SpaceDataHighway” by its commercial operator Airbus, EDRS uses innovative laser technology to enable Earth-observation satellites to deliver their information to users on the ground in near real-time, accelerating responses to emergency situations and spurring the development of new services and products.

  • ARTES 4.0 – a new proposal for a new marketplace

    The world space market is undergoing a deep transformation fuelled by the digitalisation of the economy and society. At the same time, many governments recognise the growing strategic importance of space. 

  • Space2connect 2020 Conference

    The European Space Agency is organising the first ever “Space2connect” conference. Space2Connect is postponed to Q2 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The new date will be communicated as soon as possible later this year.

  • EDRS-C successfully launched

    The second satellite to join the constellation that forms the European Data Relay System (EDRS) has been successfully launched.

  • Space data relay system shows its speed

    A satellite network that can zoom in on ships at sea and check for oil spills in almost real time has demonstrated its capabilities at a high-level international event in Brussels.

  • Next satellite in the European Data Relay System is fuelled

    The second satellite to join the constellation that forms the European Data Relay System (EDRS) has finished fuelling and is days away from launch.

     

  • Next satellite in the European Data Relay System arrives in Kourou

    The second satellite to join the constellation that forms the European Data Relay System (EDRS) has arrived at its launch site in Kourou, French Guiana.

  • First taste of space for spacebus neo satellite

    The thermal vacuum test campaign of the first Spacebus Neo satellite was completed on 25 June. Less than 100 metres from the Mediterranean Sea, the Konnect satellite has spent the past six weeks being exposed to the cold emptiness of space.

  • First satellite in European SpaceDataHighway forges 20,000 successful laser links

    The European Data Relay System (EDRS)—dubbed the “SpaceDataHighway” by its private operator, Airbus—has passed another milestone.

  • Europe's laser satellite in ship shape for 2019

    Having spent the past six months being poked, prodded and shaken, EDRS-C has ticked off another milestone towards being launched this summer.