Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands (AirbusDS.nl)
Collaboration with SSC
On 21 January 2021, Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) and AirbusDS.nl signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for collaborative activities regarding ground equipment for space-to-ground optical communication. AirbusDS.nl will accelerate their development of optical ground stations which will be used by SSC in delivering ground network services.
One of the collaborative activities in developing this capability includes optical communication tests against the CubeLCT optical terminal on the Photo Images Cross Laser (PIXL-1) Mission, organized in close co-operation with project partner TESAT. PIXL-1 will be launched on the 22nd of January.