The supply of 1,000 equipment parts underscores Syrlinks’ ability to meet an industrial challenge: the production of space radio communication equipment at a rapid pace.
Syrlinks has substantially evolved its manufacturing capability from producing around ten products a year to a weekly turnout of several dozen TT&C transceivers and low noise amplifiers for the constellation. Syrlinks has changed its manufacturing processes to move toward a serial production model meeting the reliability and quality requirements of the space market.
With the opening of the space market to private players, the number of smallsat constellations has augmented considerably in recent years. Manufacturing costs, as well as lead times, have been greatly reduced, requiring the sector to adapt. Syrlinks, now has the means of volume production allowing it to respond to new opportunities in Europe and around the world. The company is continuing to grow and applies this new series production model to other radiofrequency products of its range.
“This milestone of 1,000 equipment manufactured and delivered to Airbus OneWeb Satellites is the result of a fruitful collaboration between Airbus OneWeb Satellites and their suppliers. This new manufacturing rate required flexibility at all levels of production, and everybody was able to act in response successfully. We are only halfway through, but we can’t wait to see this ambitious project become 100% operational,” said Johan Lepissier, project manager at Syrlinks.