- Satellite Evolution
ANYWAVES enters the US market and signs a major contract with Maxar Technologies
ANYWAVES, the European equipment manufacturer announces the signing of a contract with Maxar Technologies, a US-based company specializing in the manufacturing of telecommunication, Earth observation, radar and in-orbit servicing satellites, satellite products and other related services.
ANYWAVES set its sights on the United States when it announced its €3 million fundraising in December 2022. It is now well underway with the signature of a contract with Maxar Technologies covering the supply of some 120 products to be delivered by the end of 2023.
Maxar has chosen ANYWAVES for its navigation, telemetry, and remote-control antennas, as well as for the associated test caps, in support of its proliferated low Earth orbit (LEO) product line.
“ANYWAVES will expand Maxar’s supplier base for our spacecraft platforms, starting with a low Earth orbit mission,” said Jennifer Santoro, Senior Director of Supply Chain for Space at Maxar. “Diversifying our team gives customers options, reduces costs, and promotes a resilient supply chain.”
With a planned launch in 2025, ANYWAVES is very pleased with this new contract. The company will continue plans to expand its US partnerships and will be an exhibitor at the upcoming industry shows including Space Symposium in Colorado Springs in April and Small Satellite Conference in Logan in August.
For Nicolas CAPET, President, and Founder of ANYWAVES, this choice of market is both strategic and logical: "The American space market represents 60% of the global space market. For a company such as ANYWAVES, with the ambition to become the world leader of antennas for satellite constellations, we must take this market into account. We have both the technology and the know-how to meet the needs of the antenna market. We also have the necessary production capacity and can deliver anywhere in the world, especially in the USA, thanks to our "ITAR free" products. An export development strategy therefore makes the most sense: it perfectly illustrates our leadership ambition and our associated means to achieve it.”
By signing a contract with one of the major US space companies, ANYWAVES is accelerating its international growth . By supplying more than 100 "off-the-shelf" products, a first step has been taken in this strategic market. The second one will soon follow, materialized both by the signature of new commercial partnerships or by the supply of specific antennas, another specialty of the European manufacturer.