“Our laser communication technology will revolutionize earth observation and satellite communication.”
The first ever gigabit transmission via laser of imagery between the radar sensor on Sentinel-1A and Alphasat satellites, the latter built by Airbus Defence and Space, has taken place successfully. This advanced communication system based on the Laser Communication Terminal (LCT) technology is a main part of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) European Data Relay System (EDRS), also referred to as the SpaceDataHighway.
It enables secure, high data rate communication between Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites or aerial platforms and Geostationary (GEO) satellites. The LCT technology has been developed by the Airbus Defence and Space subsidiary Tesat-Spacecom with the support of the German Aerospace Centre DLR.
ESA is currently demonstrating the long distance laser link with real content from the Sentinel-1 Earth observation satellite in LEO orbit via Alphasat communications satellite in GEO orbit to the ground. During the demonstration, data transfer reached 0.6 Gigabits per second of possible 1.8 Gigabits per second over 45,000km between sophisticated Laser Communication Terminals. The demonstration follows on successful LCT operation between two LEO satellites since 2008. With such high bandwidths possible, the SpaceDataHighway will significantly improve data latency and system reactivity, making truly global near-real-time communication services available for the first time.
The SpaceDataHighway is realised within a Private Public Partnership between ESA and Airbus Defence and Space (www.esa.int/eo;www.esa.int/telecom). As the prime contractor, Airbus Defence and Space builds, owns, operates and co-finances the system infrastructure both on the ground and in space. The technology used by the Laser Communication Terminal has been developed in Germany and supported by the German Aerospace Center DLR based on funding by the Ministry of Economics.
“This is a major step in the proof of the concept. Once operational, the EDRS – SpaceDataHighway will move boundaries of space-based data communication significantly,” said Evert Dudok, Head of the Communications, Intelligence and Security (CIS) Business Line at Airbus Defence and Space. “Besides Copernicus, the SpaceDataHighway will also serve many commercial and military applications that require such unparalleled near-real-time, high bandwidth communication services,” said Mr Dudok.
Thomas Müller, Head of the Electronics Business Line at Airbus Defence and Space, said: “Our laser communication technology will revolutionize earth observation and satellite communication. We are the first company which masters this new technology to open up an entirely new spectrum of communication.”
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