Ka band market has recently significantly evolved : programs like Yahsat, Athena Fidus, Viasat, Wild Blue 3, Ka Sat … show a great step from slow and cautious introduction of Ka Band systems to full confidence in them. Requests for proposal (RFP) and programs have convinced Thales Alenia Space to continue and deepen its reflections at system point of view, initiated thanks to Domino II and Athena/Agora programs, by taking into account recent trends, propose innovations and demonstrate their feasibility.
To benefit from a very efficient antenna solution based on:
Time saving for RF testing activities.
The design and development activity is split in these parts:
The activities of the project are organised according to classical development phases. The main steps of the development are :
Qualification tests and Final review are successful.