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Launcher Antennas

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With the advent of reusable launchers, the design of antennas faces new challenges.

Anywaves, renowned for its high-quality satellite antennas, is also at the forefront of developing antennas for launchers.

Anywaves can equip your launcher with highly reliable antennas. As a leading specialist in miniature antenna design and manufacturing, we offer high-quality antennas specifically tailored for launcher platforms.

Our antennas are meticulously crafted using robust materials, including a thermal shield that ensures its resilience in the demanding launch environment. This guarantees the highest level of accuracy and precision, maintaining an optimal link between the launcher and the ground throughout the mission.



Anywaves is specialized in the development and design of tailor-made antennas, meticulously crafted to meet your unique requirements. With a dedicated team of experts, we strive to create high-performance antennas that excel in various applications. From the initial concept to rigorous testing, qualification, and marketing, our practical and innovative approach ensures the delivery of pioneering and top-performing antennas. Our ultimate goal is to provide you with the most advanced technological solutions that empower your launcher missions with unparalleled reliability and performance.


Rigorous project management

Our close collaboration with clients allows us to thoroughly understand the project scope, objectives, and constraints, enabling us to create a comprehensive project plan tailored to the unique demands of launcher missions. Adhering to strict space industry standards, including ECSS, we minimize risks and ensure the highest level of quality and reliability. Our project management approach, encompassing milestones such as Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and Design Review Board (DRB), is specifically designed to optimize the performance and functionality of launchers antennas.

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Testing process

To ensure the durability and functionality of our launcher antennas during the demanding launch process, we subject them to a series of rigorous tests. These tests include qualification tests and acceptance tests. The qualification tests are designed to demonstrate that our antennas can withstand the harsh environmental conditions experienced during launch, including intense vibrations and extreme temperatures. On the other hand, the acceptance tests are performed on each launcher antenna to ensure that it meets our stringent quality standards and functions reliably. By conducting these thorough tests, we guarantee that our launcher antennas are built to withstand the challenging launch conditions and deliver optimal performance throughout their mission.


Personalized support

In order to deliver highly customized launcher antennas tailored to the unique requirements of each mission and satellite, our Innovation Division collaborates closely with our clients. By deeply understanding the specific needs of their projects, we leverage our extensive expertise and technical proficiency to provide comprehensive and personalized support throughout the entire development process. From initial design to production and from testing to qualification, our team offers dedicated assistance, ensuring that the antenna development precisely aligns with the mission objectives and delivers optimal performance.


What differentiates our spatial antennas from our launchers antennas?

Our spatial antennas and launchers antennas are specifically designed to cater to different aspects of the satellite industry. While spatial antennas are developed to facilitate satellite communications, data downlink, and payload telemetry, launchers antennas serve a distinct purpose. Launchers antennas are designed to ensure reliable communication and tracking during the critical ascent phase. These antennas are engineered to withstand the intense environmental conditions and vibrations experienced during launch. Additionally, launchers antennas are optimized for ground-based operations and provide essential tracking and telemetry capabilities during the launch process. At ANYWAVES, we leverage our expertise in both spatial and launchers antennas to deliver industry-leading solutions for each specific application, ensuring optimal performance and reliability.

What are the key features of a launcher antenna?

The key features of a launcher antenna are specifically designed to meet the unique requirements of the launch phase of a space mission. These antennas possess several essential characteristics:

1.    Mechanical robustness: Launcher antennas must be designed to withstand the extreme mechanical vibrations and shocks experienced during launch. They need to be structurally resistant to high levels of acceleration.
2.    Thermal management: Launchers experience rapid temperature changes during ascent and descent. The antennas should be designed to handle these thermal variations and maintain optimal performance across a wide temperature range.
3.    Frequency Bands: Launcher antennas are optimized for specific frequency bands commonly used in launch operations, such as S-band, C-band, or GNSS bands. They are engineered to efficiently transmit and receive signals within these frequency ranges, ensuring reliable and uninterrupted communication during the launch.
4.    Ground-Based Operations: Launcher antennas are typically designed for ground-based operations and are installed on launchers. They are strategically positioned to establish reliable communication links with the ground station throughout the ascent phase, ensuring continuous monitoring and control.

Are you also able to provide a Test Cap for launcher antennas?

Yes, we also provide Test Caps for launcher antennas! We understand the critical importance of accurate testing and verification during the development and integration of your antennas. Our Test Caps are specifically designed to facilitate efficient and reliable testing of launcher antennas in a controlled environment.

Where are ANYWAVES launchers antennas manufactured?

All of our antennas are entirely designed and manufactured in France. Our French production suppliers have been carefully selected for their quality of service, their EN9100 certification and their spatial specialization. This allows us to ensure the highest standards of precision, reliability, and performance in every antenna we produce. By controlling the manufacturing process, we can closely monitor and optimize the quality at every step, resulting in antennas that meet the specific needs of our customers.

Can I buy a single antenna or is there a minimum order? How quick can I receive my order?

Whether your project is big or small, we can provide a single EM antenna for testing as well as cater for volume orders. Depending on your lead time and our availibility, we may even be able to ship it within a few days!

Is the EIDP included? What does it contain?

Yes, the EIDP (Engineering Item Data Package) is included with our ANYWAVES antennas. The EIDP contains comprehensive documentation that provides essential technical details and specifications of the antenna. It typically includes :

  • Acceptance test reports
  • ICD (Interface Control Document)
  • Mechanical envelope
  • User Manual
  • Certificate of conformity


We ensure that the EIDP accompanies each antenna purchase to support your integration and operational needs.

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