Syrlinks and Nara Space have crafted a partnership for the integration of Syrlinks’s compact X-Band Transmitter — EWC27 — into Nara Space’s developed a 12U satellite called BUSANSAT that will collect marine, spatial information and monitor marine, fine dust. The expected 1 year lifetime satellite will be launched in 2024.
In order to implement high-data-rate transmission link, Nara Space has elected the EWC27 product from Syrlinks. This solution enables very high data rate throughput in X-band, featuring low power consumption and high efficient power amplifier. With more than 120 flight models already delivered, the EWC27 is a top class radio for smallsats.
“This is a great opportunity for us to support future major players with products that have a strong heritage and will ensure the success of the mission,” said Ronan Foubert, nanosat/ cubesat product owner at Syrlinks.
“It is a great recognition of a work of several years to design New-Space RF communication compact designs, suitable for nanosatellites and bringing cutting-edge transmitting performances,” said Eric Pinson, Director of Space activity at Syrlinks.
“I am delighted to be able to increase the probability of mission success by using EWC27 famous for being the most reliable X-band transmitter in the small satellite market. We are using EWC27 not only for BusanSat, but also for Observer-1, Nara Space’s first standard satellite that will be launched next year. We will build a future-oriented cooperative relationship with Syrlinks,” said Jungkye Lee, director of satellite development at Nara Space.
Syrlinks is a French company that was founded in 2011. The company designs and delivers worldwide RF communication products to address four market segments: Space, Defense, Safety and Time-frequency. The company today consists of more than 185 people and has successfully delivered more than 2,000 Flight models for space, representing more than 800 years of on-orbit time, with 100% reliability. The company’s space business unit has developed four product ranges: TT&C, Data Transmitters, GNSS and SDR Payload. This meets different market segments in terms of smallsat integration (nano/cubesat, micro and mini satellites) and, in terms of applications, includes Earth Observation (EO), SATCOM, GNSS Services, LEO PNT, Spectrum monitoring, and so on. Syrlinks masters the design of reliable product based on COTS (Components-Off-the Shelf) components, enabling cost-reduction for New Space. The company’s products have been used in many, high-profile, space missions, such as Rosetta, Myriades/Myriades- evolutions, Proba-V, OneWeb Satellites, Pléïades- Neo, Argos Neo, Microscope, etc. Syrlinks works with clients and partners such as Airbus, OneWeb, the CNES (the French national agency for space studies), the European Space Agency (ESA), Thales Alenia Space, and Hemeria.
Nara Space is a company in both the smallsat and New Space industries in South Korea. Founded in 2015, the company is building smallsat constellations and providing satellite data use services. Observer-1, a 16U satellite, is the firm’s first standard model whose primary mission is EO, with 7 bands from 450 to 900 nm. Starting with the first launch next year, the company plans to launch a fleet of 96 satellites in 5 years. In October, Nara Space will soon open a beta service for Earthpaper, a comprehensive, web-hosted, satellite image platform that allows customers to search and purchase satellite images over any preferred region or location on the earth. Once Nara Space’s satellites — the Observers — are in successful operation within a few years, the platform will provide near-real-time access to customized satellite imagery. Nara Space also developed its own Super Resolution (SR) algorithm that can increase the spatial resolution of satellite images by factor of 3x. With this technology, the company is aiming to upgrade Observer-1’s GSD by 0.5 meters, whose native GSD is 1.5 meters. Customers can test and use Nara Spaces SR algorithm on Earthpaper.