• Gigabit Connectivity for the International Space Station

    Berlin, 26.04.2018: At today’s press conference Airbus Defence and Space, the Institute for Communication and Navigation of the German Aerospace Center (DLR-IKN) and Tesat-Spacecom published their cooperation with the aim to equip the ISS with a...
  • ILA 2018 - Review Day 1

    Every two years, the clocks in the space business tic a bit different and everyone looks towards the ILA in Berlin. We have survived the first day almost unscathed and can justifiably say - without having seen many other exhibition stands - that...
  • World's smallest Laser Communication Terminal from Tesat on track - CDR for CubeL successfully held

    Backnang, 12.04.2018: Tesat's Laser Communication Terminal for CubeSats, CubeL, is on track after recently the Critical Design Review (CDR) was successfully held at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen. This was an important...
  • 10,000 laser links between satellites established

    Satellite communication reaches new peak Backnang, 11.04.2018: Tesat-Spacecom established 10,000 connections between satellites using its Laser Communication Terminals (LCT). Tesat's LCTs transmit massive amounts of data at up to 1.8 Gbps over...
  • Tesat celebrates 10 Years of Laser Communications in Space

    Backnang, 21.02.2018: Exactly ten years ago on 21st February, 2008, a government-to-government cooperation between the United States and Germany to establish a laser link between two operational satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) started a new...
  • Advanced capability evolution for optical Laser Communication

    The LCT135 with its 135 mm narrow aperture is the smallest terminal in the geostationary orbit. Working in a daily routine it is the powerhouse within the European Data Relay System called SpaceDataHighway. Under the ESA ScyLight program...
  • Live: Launch of SES-14 and Al Yah 3

    Tomorrow, on the 25th January, at 23:20 CET (live stream starts at 22:05 CET) an Ariane 5 ECA will launch two satellites - the SES-14 and the Al Yah 3 - into a geostationary transfer orbit. A rocket launch per se is a event you don't want to miss,...
  • Live: Launch of Sentinel-5P

    Today at 11:27 am CET the European Sentinel-5P satellite of the Copernicus program starts with a Rockot from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. In addition to the great fact that this launch is one of the few that takes place during the day...
  • Tesat-Spacecom cooperates with industry to produce the first interoperable LCT

    PI1283 – Backnang, 12.09.2017: Tesat-Spacecom GmbH announced today that it will produce and market an interoperable version of its space based Laser Communication Terminal (LCT). The interoperable terminal will be able to communicate in both 1064nm...
  • Tesat-Spacecom & Bridgesat announce partnership

    Tesat-Spacecom and BridgeSat Announce Partnership to Provide Total Optical Communications Solution for Commercial Satellite Operators PI1284 – Backnang, Germany, and Boston, Massachusetts, USA (September 11, 2017) — Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG...

Tesat-Spacecom provides key technology for high-speed laser communication

PI1277 – Backnang, 23.11.2016: Today's launch of the world's first commercial data relay service ’’SpaceDataHighway’’ introduces a new era of satellite communications. The program is based on a public-private partnership between the European Space Agency, ESA, and Airbus Defence and Space.

Aerospace company from around Stuttgart provides core technology for signal transmission over long distances

PI1276 – Backnang, 06.07.2016: After a distance of 2,800 million kilometers and a flight duration of nearly five years, spacecraft “Juno” finally reached its destination: the orbit of Jupiter. Its objective is it to explore the gas giant and gain new insights about the solar system and its emergence.

Cooperation agreement between DLR and Tesat-Spacecom seals collaboration in the development of optical free-space communication technologies

PI1275 – Backnang, 10.06.2016: As part of the 50th anniversary of the Institute for Communication and Navigation of the DLR, Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund, CEO DLR, and Andreas Hammer, Managing Director Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG, signed yesterday in Oberpfaffenhofen a cooperation agreement on collaboration in the field of free-space optical communication technologies for space applications.

Technology from Backnang enables image transfer on the SpaceDataHighway for the first time

PI1274 – Backnang, 02.06.2016: With the help of the Laser Communication Terminal (LCT) from Tesat-Spacecom yesterday, 1st June, two images - taken by the Sentinel-1A satellite - were transferred via laser link. The EDRS-A relais satellite sent the images of the Sentinel fully automatic to the Mission Operations Center at Airbus Defence and Space in Germany, who received them in the time span of one minute. The motive of the photos was the island La Réunion and its costal region.

Mittelstand from southern Germany in the focus of the award ceremony

PI1273 – Backnang, 29.02.2016: ALast Friday, Backnang's high technology company awarded its coveted supplier award for the eleventh time. From around 1,100 active suppliers, about 400 suppliers are in a constant supplier evaluation. Five companies were awarded this year for their outstanding performance in the field of quality and delivery reliability.

Tesat decisively involved with Laser Communication Terminal and Relay Payload

PI1272 – Backnang, 04.02.2016: On January 29, 2016, the first laser node of the European Data Relay Satellite System (EDRS) was successfully launched into the orbit on board a Proton missile at 11:20 pm Central European time. The Eutelsat 9B telecommunication satellite reached its destination at around 36,000 kilometers above the equator after a nine-hour flight time, where it is now subjected to in-orbit tests.

Forecast for 2016 expects constant business development

PI1271 - Backnang, 15.01.2016: The positive order situation of the past year has led to a turnover of 352.4 million Euro at the space company from Backnang. The order intake of 311.8 million Euro is slightly down on the year 2014. The reason for this is the lower number of satellites commissioned on the world market.

PI1270 – Backnang, 1.9.2015: On September 1, 2015, the new exhibition foyer of the space company Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG was ceremoniously opend, in the presence of Brigitte Zypries, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Minister of Economics and Energy and Coordinator for Aeronautics, and Christian Lange, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection. Also the Backnanger Mayor Dr. Frank Nopper was represented with a greeting.