“VERy high Throughput Satellite-Ground Optical Link”

European H2020-SPACE R&D project


VERTIGO is a 3-year H2020-SPACE European Research & Innovation Action that aims to develop a new feeder link for satellite communications to enable scalability of GEO-to-ground optical links towards very high throughput (1 Tb/s)

VERTIGO Objectives

VERTIGO researches the combination of high data rate free space transmission, high-power optical signal generation & atmospheric turbulence mitigation to deliver its high capacity optical feeder link.


VERTIGO consortium is composed of 9 partners from 5 European countries and brings together an interdisciplinary team from 6 European industrials & 3 research organizations with rich heritage in the field of space photonics.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 822030