Electric propulsion makes it possible to reduce the mass of satellites, leading to lower launch costs for a given mission and/or a more capable satellite for a given mass.
OneWeb satellites: Airbus has been selected by OneWeb Ltd. as its industrial partner for the design and manufacturing of its fleet of microsatellite sto deliver affordable internet access globally.
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 will make data latency a thing of the past.Through laser communication, the SpaceDataHighway can transfer high-volume data from Earth observation satellites, airborne platforms, or even from the International Space Station at a data rate of 1.8 Gbps and can transmit up to 40 terabytes per day.;_LINE_TERMINATEDBe ready to enter the SpaceDataHighway the 28th of November 2016 #SpaceDataHighway;_LINE_TERMINATEDMore informations here : http://bit.ly/2fvwttP
Airbus Defence and Space’ vision focusses on keywords like growth, service, internationalization and digitalization. The portfolio can be structured into six product groups, namely combat systems, air transport & mobility, smart data analytics, space exploitation, security for all and connectivity.; For more info: http://bit.ly/1Yy6OSL