The European Data Relay System (EDRS) Past, Present and Future



The space technology is evolving fast. Laser communication technology is now deployed in space as a complement of the well established RF technology. This presentation will explain the performance and service achieved with the first European Data Relay System node (EDRS-A) already in space since January 2016. This presentation will also address the expected additional services and capacity to be provided by EDRS-C to be launched in 2019, and the role and extension capability to be provided under the EDRS Global umbrella currently undergoing a system study development phase B.