By a day of April 2017, after seven years spent as an antenna expert at CNES, the French Space Agency, Nicolas Capet, Doctor in electromagnetism, launched his own company. He had three ambitions: become an industrial player committed to the French and European space, design products perfectly suited for the satellite constellations market and sell them worldwide, and thus get the leadership as antenna equipment manufacturer.
Six years later, on this 21st of April 2023, time has come to look back and consider all the milestones ANWYAVES has reached since its inception.
There’s so much to tell that it could be hard to define where to start from.
From you maybe. You, our faithful clients, and trusted partners.
From all around the world; from the Toulouse, France, to Colorado, USA, right through to Tokyo, Japan, our antennas are traveling the planet to equip satellite constellations worldwide.
Airbus Defence and Space, Thales Alenia Space, OHB, Airbus OneWeb Satellites, Hemeria, U Space, Maxar, Loft Orbital, Pixxel, Stengg, Space Machines Company, ESA, CNES, JAXA, Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory … our space gems are now flying with so many prestigious names; how could we be prouder? There’s still a long way to go though. Stop on such a good position is not an option!
With more than 700 antennas and test caps sold over the past six years, our engineers are thrilled to keep on developing new products, whether they will be destinated to become COTS antennas likewise our S-Band TT&C, X-Band Payload Telemetry and GNSS antennas, or designed “on demand” to meet specific needs.
Speaking about customed antennas, it is now time for us to think about the future and dive deeper into innovation. On top of our roadmap, there is three subjects we will specifically focus on for the next months: antennas for launchers, complex payload antennas such as helix or reflectarray models and last but not least, active antennas with agile beam. The challenge is high but exciting! The 4.5M€ we have raised between 2019 and 2022 will allow us to take it up and with the support of our industrial partners, namely Clix Industries, Comat Space or Mecano Id, no doubt we will make it!
Our core job is thus doing fine and we’re doing our utmost to do it well. As a proof of it, the EN 9100 certification ANYWAVES obtained in 2021. Thanks to this prestigious standard related to the aerospace sector, the company now demonstrates its ability to manage its quality system and is accordingly referenced in the international OASIS database which attests of the reliability and quality of the services provided. Next step: the ISO 27001 certification, currently ongoing, to establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve ANYWAVES Information Security Management System.
There’s another side of the space industry our Founder and CEO committed to when he launched the company: promoting the French and European space. With ANYWAVES being an active member of seven associations, foundations, clusters, and syndicates, from the regional scene to the European one, the commitment is honored.
As examples, let’s mention two of them: the Club Galaxy, run from our hometown Toulouse, in which Nicolas Capet is involved in as a board member and leader of the space task force; and YEESS, the Young European Enterprises Syndicate for Space. Founded in 2021, this European association aims at facilitating and accelerating the new space dynamic in Europe. Two years after its inception, the syndicate has enrolled a dozen of companies from France, Spain, Belgium, Germany…, and have regular talks with major institutions such as ESA and the European Commission. Counting among the funding members, ANYWAVES’ CEO is also the Vice President of YEESS.
These six years have just flown by and sometimes, it feels like it was yesterday when we first stepped in the ESA Bic Sud de France incubation center, the very first place from which everything really started.
None of our achievements would have been possible without the support of French and European institutions nor without the trust of our clients.
Our successes are yours, the whole ANYWAVES team thanks you and gives you a ‘rendezvous’ in 2027 to celebrate ten years of passionate achievements!
In the meantime, if you have any satellite constellation projects requiring space antennas, do not hesitate to contact us!