Rocket Launches First Part of Europe's Space-Based 'Data Highway'

January 30, 2016 12:03 AM

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Rocket Launches First Part of Europe's Space-Based 'Data Highway'

Europe launched the first part of a new space "data highway" on Friday night that will pave the way for faster monitoring of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods.

The EDRS-A node is the first building block of the European Data Relay Satellite (EDRS), a "big data highway" costing nearly 500 million euros ($545 million) that will harness new laser-based communications technology.

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