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Orbital Test Satellite (OTS) - artist's impression
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- Title Orbital Test Satellite (OTS) - artist's impression
- Released 01/02/2002 11:16 am
- Copyright ESA
In-orbit configuration of ESA's OTS-2 telecom satellite. Launched 12 May 1978, the highly successful OTS-2 was not retired from geostationary orbit until January 1991. ESA's Orbital Test Satellite (OTS) project demonstrated technologies and techniques for a new generation of telecommunications satellites, leading directly to the ECS and Marecs designs.