A Franco-Indian cooperation to boost NewSpace, paving the way to future developments in India & commercial success for ANYWAVES in becoming the leader of miniature antennas for satellite constellations
ANYWAVES, the only European « pure player » antenna equipment manufacturer for satellites constellations, opens up the Indian market doors thanks to a contract signed with Pixxel, a cutting edge NewSpace startup with operations in India.
It was one of the main objectives set by ANYWAVES in early 2020: to make India a key market and establish long term collaboration with Indian NewSpace companies. Just one year after a very first mission on the occasion of the Space Technology Conclave Thiruvananthapuram, the challenge is met! Indeed, last December, ANYWAVES got an order for two flight models of its S-band TT&C antenna. They will equip a microsatellite planned to be put into orbit by Pixxel in late 2021.
Optimized for platforms’ telemetry and telecommand, these antennas have space heritage and will be used to pilot the satellite, send instructions and ensure the platform’s proper functioning. Pixxel’s satellites used for earth-imaging aim to provide global coverage every 24 hours enabling organisations around the globe to detect, monitor and predict global phenomena in near real time.
Symbol of an historic cooperation initiated by the French and Indian space agencies, CNES and ISRO, the collaboration between ANYWAVES and Pixxel exemplifies how ambitious the new space industry players are.
This contract is a new commercial success for ANYWAVES, paving the way to future developments in India. Being selected by Pixxel also allows the French manufacturer to get closer to its goal of becoming the leader of miniature antennas for satellite constellations.