Satellite carrying laser-optical data relay service and Hylas-3 Ka- payload faces new delay

by Peter B. de Selding

LE BOURGET, France — A long-delayed satellite carrying a laser-optical payload for intersatellite links and Ka-band broadband for Africa faces further delays because of an anomaly in its Ka-band system, government and industry officials said.

The satellite, called EDRS-C by the European Space Agency, Airbus Defense and Space and the European Commission, and Hylas-3 by commercial satellite fleet operator Avanti Communications, which will operate the Ka-band service, is unlikely to launch before mid-2018, officials said.

EDRS-C/Hylas-3 is important for . . .

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