Outer space was once the exclusive domain of large governments and major corporations. Over the past 15 years, things began to change. New launch companies began offering low-cost access to space. Continuous advancements in technologies from microprocessors to solar panels let engineers design very small, very capable satellites. New, innovative space applications are already shaping economies and societies — and this is just the beginning.
NanoAvionics is at the forefront of the NewSpace revolution. We build modular, scalable small satellite platforms for this new generation of space innovators. We also offer mission services that help our customers quickly move from design to orbit. Our customers provide advanced communications services, observe Earth’s environment, and push the boundaries of space technology.
The story of small satellites in the NewSpace revolution is still being written and may be new to many people. We offer this Small Satellites 101 as an introduction for government leaders, scientists, entrepreneurs, and anyone fascinated by our new Space Age. In the 12 sections below, you will find easy summaries of the key topics in the small satellite industry.