RSS is in charge of the turn-key Project Management, Design, Development, Assembly, Integration and Validation of the EDRS-MOC for Astrium Services.
RSS will deliver a customised innovative MOC to meet the requirements of Astrium for the EDRS Programme:
The European Data Relay System (EDRS), being developed under ARTES 7, will be an independent, European satellite system designed to reduce time delays in the transmission of large quantities of data.
Data relay satellites are placed in geostationary orbit to relay information to and from non-geostationary satellites, spacecraft, other vehicles and fixed Earth stations, which otherwise are not able to be in touch permanently with each other.
To add to Europe’s independence, EDRS will fill the gap of a European telecom network that is fast, reliable and seamless. It will make on-demand data available at the right place and at the right time.
EADS Astrium Services awarded to RSS this contract for MOC infrastructure and services in the frame of the European Data Relay System program EDRS thanks to the significant experience of RSS with Artemis.
In particular, RSS leads a consortium consisting of Spacebel (Belgium), Edisoft (Portugal) & Deimos (Portugal) and SES TechCom (Luxembourg) for the design, development, testing and delivery of the EDRS Mission Operation Centre (MOC). The prime system will be installed at EADS Astrium’s facilities in Ottobrunn/ Germany, whereas a backup system will be installed and operated by RSS from the ESA station in Redu.
RSS will also be in charge for the lifetime maintenance and backup operations of the MOC system, during almost 20 years. This operational phase will involve the 24/7 operators shift team and the IT, logistic and maintenance teams.
Client: Astrium Services