Airbus Defence & Space

ORION’S EUROPEAN SERVICE MODULE 2 ASSEMBLY

The European Service Module-2 (ESM-2) is currently undergoing assembly at Airbus in Bremen, Germany. ESM-2 is the engine of the Orion spacecraft that will carry its first crew into space. The mission is called Artemis 2 and is targeted to launch in 2022. Every wire seen in this structure must be correctly connected and configured […]

LAUNCH OF THE FIRST SATELLITE IN THE “SPACEDATAHIGHWAY” PROGRAM

EDRS-A, the first relay satellite in the SpaceDataHighway program (also called EDRS), will be launched to geostationary orbit on January 28, 2016 (Baikonour time). The SpaceDataHighway will provide high speed laser communications in space of up to 1.8 Gigabit per second. This major program, which cost nearly €500M to develop, is the result of a […]

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