France has launched the Synchrocube project to provide additional GNSS services. In the project, a low-orbit nanosatellite will provide synchronization functions when GNSS navigation signals are unusable.
Synchrocube development is part of French recovery plan for the space sector. It is planned that the satellite platform will be 6U (usually 20 × 10 × 34.05 cm), developed Syrlinkiwhich will provide both the payload and the terrestrial receiver needed to provide the location and time service.
In addition to Syrlinks, the Synchrocube project involves companies U-space(supplier of nanosatellite platform), Any waves (miniature antennas for satellite constellations) and Interest (satellite devices).
By combining their technologies, the companies of this consortium demonstrate their ability to provide efficient and competitive solutions to respond to ambitious space programs.
“Synchrocube represents a great evolution for Syrlinks,” said Guy Richard, CEO of Syrlinks. “Implementation of such a large-scale project opens new commercial prospects for the company. Syrlinks, originally known as a satellite subsystem manufacturer, is on track to become a service provider. ”
France is developing a GNSS backup service using a nanosatellite
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