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EDRS, the European Data Relay System, is developed and implemented under a Public Private Partnership between ESA and Airbus Defence and Space. The system is based on two geostationary 'distributor' satellites that, because of their fixed position in space, will be able to receive high-speed communications from low-flying Earth observation satellites via laser and relay them to Earth without any delay.
SATCOMBw stands for the satellite-based communication system of the German Armed Forces. As part of SATCOMBW 2 are two dedicated satellites which have different positions in geostationary orbit.
DFS Kopernikus 1,2,3
DFS-1: Successful positioning of the satellite by means of the classical 3-impulse method into its planned position of 23.5°.
EUTELSAT W (W2,W3,W4,W1R,HB6,W5)
DLR's satellite control center GSOC was awarded a contract by the EUTELSAT organization to perform the positioning of the W satellites.
EUTELSAT II (F1,F2,F3,F4,F5,F6)
The second generation of EUTELSAT's trans-European network for fixed and mobile communications was served by upto six medium power satellites.
Hispasat 36W-1 is the first mission to use SmallGEO, a small European GEO platform for communication applications established within ESA’s ARTES 11 program as a public-private partnership.
Symphonie was a joint German-French telecommunications satellite programm. In June 1967, the governments of the French Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany signed an agreement on the definition, development, manufacture, launch and utilization of two experimental direct broadcasting telecommunications satellites as well as on the design and construction of two earth stations.
TV-Sat 1 & 2
After a successful positioning, problems with the deployment of one solar panel prevented the use of the Ku-Band Tx-antenna and subsequently any TV broadcast services.
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