Axon’ Cable connects the OneWeb constellation
The first 6 satellites of the OneWeb constellation have been successfully put into orbit. The French group Axon’ which employs 2200 staff worldwide, has been selected by Airbus OneWeb Satellites (Engineering & Manufacuring of the Satellites constellation) to cable all 900 satellites. This is by no means the first space experience for Axon’ Cable. The company has been involved in a considerable number of space projects since the early 90’s. But this project has been a huge challenge. Very tight schedule, new technologies to develop, high volumes, design-to-cost, these were the requirements all the dedicated Axon’ team has met. The Project management, the design and the manufacture of all the components of the different interconnects are carried out in Montmirail in the Champagne region (France) and the manufacture of the harnesses will take place across several sites of the group, both in France and abroad. First deliveries for Flight Models began in 2018.
Axon’ interconnect solutions: fast integration and space saving
Axon’ Space heritage has proved a decisive argument in favour of the company. But the OneWeb constellation is a ground-breaking project which involves the rapid production of satellites in volume. Lightweight (less than 150 kg), these spacecraft, using an optimized number of components, need to be easy to manufacture and launch.
As a long-standing supplier to the automotive and aeronautics industries, the French group Axon’ Cable has been able, with this dual expertise, to offer solutions and industrial processes adapted to the project. Miniature connectors and lightweight wires for weight saving, all-in-one harnesses with rapid assembling are only a few examples among the innovative integration solutions offered by Axon’.
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