First Flight of AIRSTART Laser Terminal

The first flight test of the AIRSTART laser terminal took place at the Thorney island military base on the 23rd May 2017 – All systems worked as expected and the turret can be seen in action, pointing at the ground station. In the next trials to be run over the summer, we will test the ground receiver and record the performance of the laser data link.

You can view a video of the first flight here.