Selected by the French Space Agency (CNES) in July of 2019 to develop the CO3D Earth Observation (EO) program, Airbus Defence and Space will equip their constellation with ANYWAVES‘ S-Band TTC antennas.
ANYWAVES was selected by Airbus Defence and Space to supply the antennas that will provide telecommand and telemetry to the four satellites making up the CO3D constellation (Constellation Optique 3D).
In addition to the CO3D mission, a five-year framework contract formalizes this industrial partnership. For the next similar satellites that Airbus intends to produce, ANYWAVES will provide — “on demand” — the S-band TT&C antennas required to control the platform. Through this contract, ANYWAVES commits to volumes of up to dozens of antennas per order, enabling very ambitious constellations.
In addition to the antennas to be supplied to CO3D, ANYWAVES will also deliver test caps to Airbus Defence and Space. This additional equipment, used at integration time, allows for the check of proper antenna functioning before the final acceptance tests are performed on the platform. For ANYWAVES, winning such a contract is an occasion to confirm the company’s positioning as an antenna equipment manufacturer able to provide a complete range of products.
Through this show of confidence, ANYWAVES’ ability to work fully in line with the biggest companies demands is once again demonstrated. Thanks to this large-scale contract, the French equipment manufacturer, which is aiming for antennas leadership in the satellite constellations market, is one step closer to their goal.