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1. (WO2018100180) SATELLITE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM COMPRISING AN OPTICAL GATEWAY LINK AND A RADIO GATEWAY LINK, AND CONTROL METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/100180    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/081228
Publication Date: Fri Jun 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Dec 02 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H04B 7/185
Applicants: AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
Inventors: LAURENT, Bernard
Title: SATELLITE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM COMPRISING AN OPTICAL GATEWAY LINK AND A RADIO GATEWAY LINK, AND CONTROL METHOD
Abstract:
The present invention concerns a satellite telecommunications system (20) comprising at least one satellite in terrestrial orbit, referred to as optical gateway satellite (22), having a payload (10), said payload (10) comprising a communication module, referred to as user module (11), capable of exchanging data with at least one terrestrial user terminal (21), and further comprising a communication module, referred to as gateway module (12), capable of exchanging data in the form of optical signals with at least one terrestrial optical gateway station (23). The invention also concerns a method (50) for controlling such a satellite telecommunications system (20).