EDRS-C satellite passes acoustic testing with flying colors

OHB’s satellite design proves mechanical robustness

Bremen / Ottobrunn, November 13, 2018. OHB System AG, a subsidiary of the Bremen-based space and technology group OHB System AG, is the principal contractor for the development and construction of the EDRS-C satellite. EDRS-C is the second node of for the European Data Relay System (EDRS), also referred to as SpaceDataHighway, which is a public-private partnership between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Airbus. The telecommunications satellite is currently undergoing several months of testing at IABG’s Space Test Centre to validate it for space flight. The SmallGeo satellite successfully completed acoustic testing on November 6, 2018.

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