ILS - Eutelsat-9B EDRS satellite launch poster.
Jan. 29, 2016
The first laser node of the European Data Relay System lifted off from Baikonur, Kazakhstan atop a Proton rocket on 29 January at 22:20 GMT / 4:20 am local time.
ILS Proton launches Eutelsat-9B satellite
Dubbed the ‘SpaceDataHighway’, EDRS will uniquely provide near-realtime Big Data relay services using cutting-edge laser technology. It will dramatically improve access to time-critical data, aiding disaster response by emergency services and maritime surveillance.
Eutelsat-9B satellite or European Data Relay System (EDRS)
Both the Proton launch vehicle and Breeze-M upper stage were designed, and are serially produced, at the Khrunichev Space Center. The modernized Proton-M / Breeze-M upper stage configuration is capable of providing a GTO delivery for payloads with a mass in excess of 6 MT.
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Images, Video, Text, Credits: ILS/Eutelsat/ROSCOSMOS TV/Orbiter.ch Aerospace/Roland Berga.
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