We are used to polar orbiting satellite data 'dumps' - especially with
But that imposes a time delay which could be vital.
EDRS - European Data Relay Satellite system could solve the data dump delay
and speed up data acquisition.
I'm sure you will find this video interesting.
A new, independent European Satellite System is being developed by the
European Space Agency to make on-demand data from satellites available at the
right place at the right time. To do this, the European Data Relay Satellite
System, EDRS, will use geostationary satellites equipped with laser
communications technology which is being developed now in Germany.
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