Exolaunch and NanoAvionics sign contracts for SpaceX flights
by — June 30, 2020
A spinoff of Lithuania’s Vilnius University, nanoAvionics, has created facilities in United States and the uk to satisfy demand for smaller satellites. Credit: NanoAvionics
SAN FRANCISCO – German launching services provider Exolaunch announced contracts June 29 to integrate NanoAvionics cubesats on SpaceX assignments.
Exolaunch is procuring the launching, managing integration and deploying in orbit 2 cubesats built by NanoAvionics. The very first NanoAvionics cubesat insured by the contract is scheduled to hit orbit onto a SpaceX Falcon 9 committed rideshare mission. The next is schedule for a 2021 SpaceX flight.
“We’re glad to be collaborating with Exolaunch on those forthcoming satellite launches,” Vytenis Buzas, NanoAvionics CEO and also co-founder, explained in a statement. “The organization is an experienced and dependable partner that reacts well to our needs. Not only do they supply deployment systems using a solid flight heritage, but their flexibility towards supplying the most suitable launch solutions is very valuable to our business and customers.”
Exolaunch announced its initial contract in April to ship client satellites about the December 2020 Falcon 9 rideshare flight.
“Exolaunch has many international customers who signed up with this mission,” in accordance with the June 29 news release. “Recently the company extended its contract with SpaceX for another ESPA port”
“We have now begun procuring capability on Falcon 9 rideshare starts in 2021.”
A spinoff of Lithuania’s Vilnius University, nanoAvionics, has launched facilities in the United States, the Uk and Vilnius to satisfy need for small tanks.
NanoAvionics is under contract to build five nanosatellites a British company planning to flow high-definition video of Earth, for Sen. A consortium of research centers that were Dutch and Norwegian hired NanoAvionics to build two nanosatellites for spectrum monitoring. Furthermore, Thales Alenia Space selected NanoAvionics to fabricate the two satellite buses for its Omnispace’s internet-of-things constellation.
Exolaunch plans to run mechanical testing before launching the NanoAvionics cubesats at its Berlin, Germany, headquarters, even prior to integrating the tanks together with SpaceX launch vehicles at Florida’s Cape Canaveral. The NanoAvionics satellites will likely be incorporated on a Falcon 9 ESPA port and deployed in orbit using Exolaunch’s EXOpod cubesat deployer, according to the information release.
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