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First EDRS laser-transmitted image from Copernicus Sentinel-1A

Submit on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 22:53

ESA today unveiled the first Sentinel-1 satellite images sent via the European Data Relay System’s laser technology in high orbit. Sweeping around the globe at 28,000 km/h, the satellite transmitted the images to the EDRS-A node in geostationary orbit via a laser beam at 600 Mbit/s.

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