“As soon as we had any questions, we immediately got answers from Antonov Airlines,” said Thomas Hoffmann, Business Development and Worldwide Logistics Coordinator, Kübler Spedition.
“The flight crew and loadmaster were all very helpful and they knew exactly what to do to get the job done in excellent time, and I look forward to working with Antonov Airlines on future projects.”
The satellite, called EDRS-C, is set for launch into geostationary orbit on 6th August 2019, and will receive observation data from low Earth orbiting satellites in the European Space Agency (ESA)’s network, and relay it to ground stations.
EDRS-C, will become the second node of the Space Data Highway (EDRS) that is being realised in a public-private partnership between Airbus Defence and Space and ESA.
Earlier this year Antonov Airlines transported the second in a series of three satellites for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and a third is scheduled later in 2019.