Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
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SpaceDataHighway

January 12, 2017

Airbus Launches “Enter the SpaceDataHighway” Challenge

12 January 2017 - Transmitting large volumes of data in near real time through space at a rate of 1.8 gigabytes per second based on laser technology since November 23rd, the “SpaceDataHighway” is one of the most ambitious and forward-looking communication systems in operation today. To foster further innovation and enlarge the application portfolio, Airbus

November 23, 2016

The SpaceDataHighway is Open for Traffic

Airbus Defence and Space starts the initial service of its SpaceDataHighway. This represents a step change in the speed of space communications. Ultra-broadband laser communications and the geostationary orbit of the relay satellites combine to deliver a unique, secure, near real time data transfer service, - making data latency a thing of the past.  

June 6, 2016

Europe’s SpaceDataHighway Relays First Sentinel Data

The European Space Agency (ESA) released the first Sentinel-1 satellite images sent via the European Data Relay System (EDRS), also known as the SpaceDataHighway. The two radar images were taken over La Reunion Island and its coastal area.

June 3, 2016

Europe’s SpaceDataHighway Relays First Sentinel-1 Images Via Laser

ESA unveiled the first Sentinel-1 satellite images sent via the European Data Relay System’s world-leading laser technology in high orbit. The two images were taken by the radar on the Copernicus Sentinel-1A over La Reunion Island and its coastal area. The first was scanned in a high-resolution mode, the second in a wide-swath mode that

September 27, 2015

Examining the EDRS SpaceDataHighway’s Earth Observation Advantage

Earth imaging sensors will transfer data much more rapidly once Airbus Defense and Space’s European Data Relay System (EDRS) SpaceDataHighway comes online. The laser-based communications system will provide high-speed data transfer for low Earth orbit satellites as well as unmanned aircraft systems (UASs). Earth Imaging Journal’s Editorial Director Matt Ball spoke with Jörg Herrmann, head

December 3, 2014

Laser Communication Provides Near-Gigabit Transmission of Imagery from Space

The first transmission of satellite imagery via a gigabit laser communication transmission occurred between the radar sensor on Sentinel-1A and Alphasat satellites.