The IoT constellation of Kineis
Syrlinks has been chosen by Thales Alenia Space to contribute to the design and delivery of the instruments, embedded in the future Kinéis constellation nanosatellites. These miniaturized systems called «payload» will recover the data transmitted from the beacons to the satellites, before beaming them back to the ground-based stations.
Radiocommunication for space IoT
An unprecedented constellation for the IoT
With 25 nanosatellites in service, Kinéis will operate the very first European nanosatellite constellation for the IoT. As announced last September, Kinéis has entrusted Thales Alenia Space with the development of the payloads, in partnership with Syrlinks, while Hemeria (a Nexeya corporation) will design and build the nanosatellites.
The CNES provides its technical expertise to guarantee the operation of the complete system.
Syrlinks teams will develop a data collection instrument for the Kinéis constellation, incorporating highly evolved calculators to process the information collected. Thanks to component miniaturization, the hardware and firmware of the data collection instrument developed by Syrlinks weighs only 2kg, while performing the same functions as the former generation 18kg system. This new equipment will be produced with the brand-new lab instruments and production tools acquired to produce Syrlinks equipment for the OneWeb constellation.
This new program has allowed Syrlinks to expand its range of space radiocommunication products with more advanced features. "By enriching our field of expertise, we are expanding our range of micro and nano satellite products and solutions. This has opened up new international markets for us and we are all set to seize the opportunity!" says Guy Richard, CEO of Syrlinks. By entering this complementary space market segment, the company also aims to offer new generation Argos beacons adapted to the constellation.
A global satellite localization and connectivity
By 2022, Kinéis aims to connect several million objects located anywhere on earth. Professionals and the general public will have access to a global, easy-to-use and very affordable satellite localization and connectivity service. This global coverage is made possible by the coupling of the Argos and AIS systems.
The need to monitor goods and people is increasing and the number of connected objects is growing exponentially, with 30 billion connected objects by 2030. Finding a fishing vessel in distress, locating a lost container, tracking an extreme hiker in the wilderness… Extreme leisure, agriculture, fishing, logistics, yachting and science are all sectors of activity that will be able to rely on Kinéis’ global connectivity services.
This new space adventure opens up new development prospects for Syrlinks because its solutions are easily and quickly adaptable to other programs and other uses at competitive prices.