Nano and Micro Satellite Buses

NanoAvionics provides flight-proven nanosatellite (from 1U 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

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Key features
MP42
3U
6U
12U
16U
Bus mass
from 30 kg
1.5 kg
4.5 kg
6.5 kg
7.5 kg
Max Payload Mass
70 kg
3 kg
7.5 kg
17.5 kg
16.5 kg
Payload Volume
480 mm x 480 mm x 320* mm (*payload height is highly adjustable to customers payload requirements)
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)
35 - 252 W
4.6 -23 W
10 - 48 W
10 - 48 W
13 - 66 W
Power Bus
3 - 42 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
16 V design: 280 Wh 28V design: 560 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 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 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 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.
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