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Safran to equip LeoStella satellite constellations

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Paris, January the 10th

LeoStella is pursuing its partnership with Syrlinks, a Safran Electronics & Defense company. The Rennes, France-based company will equip LeoStella’s latest-generation of LS-300 satellite buses with its high-performance, resilient N-SPHERE GNSS receiver for low-Earth orbit applications.

This latest contract further strengthens the collaboration between Syrlinks, a global leader in radiocommunication and geolocation systems for the space industry, and LeoStella, one of the main manufacturers of small satellite constellations in the United States. The two companies have agreed to integrate the N-SPHERE GNSS (global navigation satellite system) receiver from Syrlinks into LeoStella’s latest satellite platform, the LS-300. This agreement positions Syrlinks as a major player of the international space industry.

N-SPHERE solution is a new-generation GNSS receiver designed by Syrlinks, a Safran Electronics & Defense company. It implements the latest state-of-the-art positioning and synchronization techniques to achieve real-time precise onboard orbit determination (P2OD). N-SPHERE can be synchronized with various GNSS systems and offers high-precision positioning, of the order of 10 centimetres.

The integration of this very high precision localization capability into the LS-300 bus gives LeoStella access to international defense customers.

“We’re delighted to be pursuing our collaboration with LeoStella, based on the selection of our advanced GNSS receiver,” said Jean-Marie Bétermier, Senior Vice President Space, Safran Electronics & Defense. “There’s no better vote of confidence than continued collaboration with a customer. It shows that our products are dependable and always at the forefront of technology.”

“Syrlinks and LeoStella have built a solid partnership over the course of several collaborative programs,” said Kylie Hall, Supply Chain Manager for LeoStella. “LeoStella is looking forward to building N-SPHERE into the development of its future satellite platforms, which marks an important milestone in our ongoing partnership.” 

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Safran is an international high-technology group operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 83,000 employees and sales of 19.0 billion euros in 2022, and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

For more information, visit  https://www.safran-group.com/  

Safran Electronics & Defense is an international company with 10,000 employees, built on proven expertise in technologies that underpin sovereignty. By combining human and artificial intelligence, the company develops the products and services that empower aerospace and defense players to observe, decide and guide. Safran Electronics & Defense also supports fellow Safran companies by sharing its state-of-the-art electronics skills and expertise.

LeoStella is a state-of-the-art satellite design and manufacturing company transforming constellation construction by building small satellites cost effectively and at scale. Based in Tukwila, Washington, LeoStella is a joint venture between Thales Alenia Space and BlackSky. The company was founded to meet the growing demand for efficient satellite development and manufacturing arising from the increasing number of constellations

For more information, visit http://www.leostella.com

 

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