German GEO laser data link, Spanish onboard broadband processor boost Europe's telecom ambitions
European plans to develop key new satcom technologies are advancing thanks to a pair of projects in Germany and Spain. Late last month, German aerospace center DLR contracted with Tesat Spacecom, a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS Astrium, to develop a GEO-based laser terminal that could serve as a communications relay for spacecraft operating in low Earth orbit (LEO). Current systems, such as the U.S. Tracking and Data Relay System and the Silex terminal on the European Space ...
THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS
You must be a paid subscriber to access "Germany OKs GEO Optical Data Link".
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.
Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.