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IET Milsatcoms Online: 9-12 March 2021

Anywaves and Syrlinks antenna partnership

(2 July 2020 - Anywaves) Anywaves and Syrlinks have signed a partnership agreement for the supply and marketing of S-band and Xband antennas on an international scale.

On June the 23rd, Nicolas CAPET and Guy RICHARD, respectively Anywaves & Syrlinks CEOs, signed a partnership agreement at Syrlinks’ headquarters giving to Syrlinks the exclusive distribution of Sband and X-band antennas manufactured by Anywaves.

Anywaves and Syrlinks both share international ambitions and aim at becoming leaders in their respective spheres of activity.

By adding Anywaves as product supplier, Syrlinks is now able to provide a full and complete range of innovative equipment for smallsats. This international positioning will provide Anywaves and Syrlinks with valuable new business opportunities.

Whatever the size, partnerships are essential for New Space contractors since they can truly speed up innovation, the business process and time to market for new products.

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(courtesy: Anywaves)

According to Guy RICHARD, Syrlinks’ CEO: “This partnership fits with our strategy to enrich and diversify our commercial space product offering. Being able to offer transmitters and transceivers combined with compatible antennas is a real value-add for our clients. This association with Anywaves allows us to align perfectly with the needs of this new and rapidly developing market.”

Anywaves’ CEO comments: “Our S-band and X-band antennas have reached their industrial maturity and this agreement allows us to boost our international ambitions. Being associated with a player such as Syrlinks also confirms our positioning as antenna experts for smallsat constellations and illustrates our ability to respond to the needs of the market.”

Thanks to this partnership agreement, Anywaves and Syrlinks have aligned in a winning combination where their complementary skills and international leadership ambitions will deliver a new set of capabilities to the New Space sector.

About S-band & X-band antennas

The S and X bands antennas designed by Anywaves are telemetry antennas for smallsats. The S-band one works on frequencies from 2.025 and 2.29 GHz and is optimized for platforms’ telemetry and telecommand. This antenna is associated with Syrlinks S-band EWC31 transceiver for smallsats .

The X-band one works on higher frequencies (from 8.025 up to 8.4GHz). It has been developed for high data rate payload telemetry and is associated with Syrlinks high data rate EWC27 transmitter for smallsats.

Both antennas received their space heritage in December 2019 thanks to their actual use on Eyesat and Angels, two French Space Agency’s smallsats currently in orbit.

About Anywaves

CNES (French Space Agency) spin off, Anywaves develops revolutionary antennas for the New Space market. Based on breakthrough technology and an expert team, Anywaves designs and manufactures a new generation of miniature, high-performance and high-quality antennas for space applications such as Telecommunications, Navigation, Earth Observation, Atmospheric Input and many others.

Anywaves is the first European "pure player" in antennas for the growing New Space sector.

Based in Toulouse, the European Space capital, the company aims at becoming the leader of miniature antennas for critical systems.

Anywaves is also one of the founding members of Newspace Factory, a collective hub of companies from the Aerospace Valley cluster which gathers 12 very talented French SMEs and through focused export activities aims to support the development of the New Space market and to stimulate growth of the industrial sector.

About Syrlinks

Syrlinks designs and manufactures innovative and high-performance radio communication and geolocation equipment in the fields of space, defense, safety and time-frequency.

Syrlinks works for prestigious clients (CNES, ESA, Airbus, Thales, Airbus OneWeb Satellites, ...) and has participated in reknowned space missions. Syrlinks has a large range of space products suitable for telecommunication missions, earth observation, exploration of the solar system.