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6U CubeSat / Nanosatellite M6P

Today, a 6U CubeSat is a high-performance, reliable, and versatile system, unlocking new capabilities for commercial Earth observation and communication applications, governments, national security, and space science. NanoAvionics’ standard M6P nanosatellite bus, with Light, Mid, and Max configurations, offers ample payload mass and performance for single-satellite missions or constellations.

The M6P offers industry-leading flight heritage in Earth observation, remote sensing, 5G IoT communications, and many other technology and commercial demonstrations. Its pre-configured onboard systems, built on CubeSat design specifications, and its CubeSat structure make integration quick and easy, allowing you to focus on your payload performance.

With robust components, radiation testing, and quality assurance, our 6U satellite buses ensure your mission’s reliability in low Earth orbit. NanoAvionics can also help you with radio frequency licensing, launch procurement using leading launch service providers, and in-orbit operations through our 24/7 mission operation center and our partners’ global ground station networks.

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M6P Light
Base performance
M6P Mid
Fast downlink
M6P Max
High pointing accuracy
Available Payload Power (Sun Tracking)
Available Payload Mass
Available Payload Mass With Propulsion
Available Payload Volume
Available Payload Volume With Propulsion
Max Allowable S/C Mass
Data Rates (Uplink/Downlink)
Absolute Knowledge Error
The AKE values are reached if the satellite angular velocity does not exceed 0.6 deg/s. The ADCS performance is impacted if this angular velocity is exceeded.
Absolute Performance Error
The APE values are reached if the satellite angular velocity does not exceed 0.6 deg/s. The ADCS performance is impacted if this angular velocity is exceeded.
17.5 W
7.5 kg
6.5 kg
3 U
2 U
16 kg
1 Mbps / 3 Mbps
4.31° (1σ)
4.40° (1σ)
14.5 W
7 kg
6 kg
2.5 U
1.5 U
16 kg
1 Mbps / 80 Mbps
4.31° (1σ)
4.40° (1σ)
12.5 W
7 kg
6 kg
2.5 U
1.5 U
16 kg
1 Mbps / 80 Mbps
0.04° (1σ)
0.08° (1σ)
Base performance
Available Payload Power (Sun Tracking)
17.5 W
Available Payload Mass
7.5 kg
Available Payload Mass With Propulsion
6.5 kg
Available Payload Volume
3 U
Available Payload Volume With Propulsion
2 U
Max Allowable S/C Mass
16 kg
Data Rates (Uplink/Downlink)
1 Mbps / 3 Mbps
Absolute Knowledge Error
The AKE values are reached if the satellite angular velocity does not exceed 0.6 deg/s. The ADCS performance is impacted if this angular velocity is exceeded.
4.31° (1σ)
Absolute Performance Error
The APE values are reached if the satellite angular velocity does not exceed 0.6 deg/s. The ADCS performance is impacted if this angular velocity is exceeded.
4.40° (1σ)
Fast downlink
Available Payload Power (Sun Tracking)
14.5 W
Available Payload Mass
7 kg
Available Payload Mass With Propulsion
6 kg
Available Payload Volume
2.5 U
Available Payload Volume With Propulsion
1.5 U
Max Allowable S/C Mass
16 kg
Data Rates (Uplink/Downlink)
1 Mbps / 80 Mbps
Absolute Knowledge Error
The AKE values are reached if the satellite angular velocity does not exceed 0.6 deg/s. The ADCS performance is impacted if this angular velocity is exceeded.
4.31° (1σ)
Absolute Performance Error
The APE values are reached if the satellite angular velocity does not exceed 0.6 deg/s. The ADCS performance is impacted if this angular velocity is exceeded.
4.40° (1σ)
High pointing accuracy
Available Payload Power (Sun Tracking)
12.5 W
Available Payload Mass
7 kg
Available Payload Mass With Propulsion
6 kg
Available Payload Volume
2.5 U
Available Payload Volume With Propulsion
1.5 U
Max Allowable S/C Mass
16 kg
Data Rates (Uplink/Downlink)
1 Mbps / 80 Mbps
Absolute Knowledge Error
The AKE values are reached if the satellite angular velocity does not exceed 0.6 deg/s. The ADCS performance is impacted if this angular velocity is exceeded.
0.04° (1σ)
Absolute Performance Error
The APE values are reached if the satellite angular velocity does not exceed 0.6 deg/s. The ADCS performance is impacted if this angular velocity is exceeded.
0.08° (1σ)
Why NanoAvionics Cubesats/Microsatellites?
  • Driving key small satellite developments for over 10 years
  • Trusted partner by 142+ customers
  • 92,3% full mission lifetime success rate (7,7% partial success) compared to 72,69% (15,4% partial) industry average
  • Rigorous product and quality assurance processes with heavy focus on radiation testing
  • Truly agnostic manufacturer, not competing with our customers by becoming a data provider
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