Nano and Micro Satellite Buses - NanoAvionics

Nano and Micro Satellite Buses

NanoAvionics provides flight-proven nanosatellite (from 3U to 16U) and microsatellite (up to 220kg) buses based on modular design and standardized architecture, which allows time and cost-efficient configurations by adding mission-specific modules. NanoAvionics satellite buses are constellation-optimized and can be applied to a wide variety of tasks, including remote sensing, complex communications missions, fundamental research, emergency communications and others.

Heritage Satellite Buses Serving Highly Demanding Satellite Missions

Drag to sides
satellite bus comparison
Key features
MP42H
MP42
MP42D
3U
6U
12U
16U
Bus mass
From 18 kg
From 45 kg
From 70 kg
1.5 kg
4.5 kg
6.5 kg
7.5 kg
Max Payload Mass
Up to 22 kg
Up to 75 kg
Up to 145 kg
3 kg
7.5 kg
17.5 kg
16.5 kg
Payload Volume
280 x 325 x 280* mm
490 mm x 480 mm x 350* mm
740 x 730 x 500* mm
2 U
5 U
11 U
15 U
Solar Array Orbit Average Power (OAP) (Orbit Dep) (SSO Orbit with Continuous Sun Tracking). 500 km Altitude, LTAN 12:00 (Worst Case)
25-80 W
32-238 W
50-378 W
4.6 -23 W
10 - 48 W
10 - 48 W
13 - 66 W
Power Bus
3 - 50 V, 3 A (configurable)
3 - 50 V, 3 A (configurable)
3 - 50 V, 3 A (configurable)
3 - 18 V, up to 3.13 A
3 - 18 V, up to 3.13 A
3 - 18 V, up to 3.13 A
3 - 18 V, up to 3.13 A
Battery Capacity
Up to 995 Wh
Up to 995 Wh
Up to 995 Wh
92 Wh
92 Wh
92 Wh
161 Wh
Attitude Pointing Accuracy Ranges (Pointing/Knowledge)
Up to 0.05° / up to 0.01°;
Up to 0.05° / up to 0.01°;
Up to 0.05° / up to 0.01°;
up to 1.35°/ up to 1.25°
up to 0.1° / up to 0.05°
up to 0.1° / up to 0.05°
up to 0.1° / up to 0.03°
Attitude Maneuver Ability (Slew Rate)
up to 5°/s
up to 5°/s
up to 5°/s
up to 10°/s
up to 5°/s
up to 5°/s
up to 5°/s
Position Knowledge (RMS)
Data Storage
Up to 512 GB
Up to 512 GB
Up to 512 GB
Up to 64 GB
Up to 512 GB
Up to 512 GB
Up to 512 GB
Data Buses
Ethernet port (1 Gbps);
CAN Interface;
RS422; RS485;
Buffered SPI;
USART/UART;
I2C;
22 LVDS pairs for flexible high bandwidth IO applications.
Ethernet port (1 Gbps); CAN Interface; RS422; RS485; Buffered SPI; USART/UART; I2C; 22 LVDS pairs for flexible high bandwidth IO applications.
Ethernet port (1 Gbps); CAN Interface; RS422; RS485; Buffered SPI; USART/UART; I2C; 22 LVDS pairs for flexible high bandwidth IO applications.
100BASE-TX Ethernet port;
CAN Interface;
RS422;
RS485;
Buffered SPI;
USART/UART;
I2C.
Ethernet port (1 Gbps);
CAN Interface;
RS422;
RS485;
Buffered SPI;
USART/UART;
I2C;
22 LVDS pairs for flexible high bandwidth IO applications.
Ethernet port (1 Gbps);
CAN Interface;
RS422;
RS485;
Buffered SPI;
USART/UART;
I2C;
22 LVDS pairs for flexible high bandwidth IO applications.
Ethernet port (1 Gbps);
CAN Interface;
RS422;
RS485;
Buffered SPI;
USART/UART;
I2C;
22 LVDS pairs for flexible high bandwidth IO applications.
Key features
Bus mass
Max Payload Mass
Payload Volume
Solar Array Orbit Average Power (OAP) (Orbit Dep) (SSO Orbit with Continuous Sun Tracking). 500 km Altitude, LTAN 12:00 (Worst Case)
Power Bus
Battery Capacity
Attitude Pointing Accuracy Ranges (Pointing/Knowledge)
Attitude Maneuver Ability (Slew Rate)
Position Knowledge (RMS)
Data Storage
Data Buses
Potential Applications of NanoAvionics satellite buses