Safran to equip LeoStella satellite constellations

Source: Safran

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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