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NanoAvionics Triples Yearly Revenue Following U.S. Expansion

By | August 3, 2020

NanoAvionics’ Columbia, IL facility. (Photo by NanoAvionics)

Small satellite bus manufacturer NanoAvionics reported a year-over-year revenue increase of 300% during the last 12 months.

Speaking during the virtual Small Satellite Conference, NanoAvionics CEO and Founder Vytenis Buzas said that his company was enjoying strong contract volume and increased operational efficiencies following the expansion. NanoAvionics’ recent contract awards include manufacturing orders from NASA, ESA, MIT, Thales Alenia Space for the Omnispace constellation, and Lacuna Space’s IoT Space Gateway.

“We already offer a ‘golden ratio’ of speed, quality, price and functionality when it comes to nano-satellite buses. And with 90% of our clients already buying additional services such as satellite registration, insurance and launch brokerage, becoming a one-stop-shop is a logical next step,” said Buzas.

A NanoAvionics spokesperson told Via Satellite that the company also has secured previously unannounced contracts with Dutch-Norwegian Military forces for two radar signal-mapping nanosatellites, as well as the Mexican Space Agency to introduce a nanosatellite pilot project for future space missions, and Singapore’s National Institute of Education (an autonomous institute of Nanyang Technological University) for a “CaLeMPSat” 12U nanosatellite.

NanoAvionics, a startup originally founded in Lithuania by Buzas, made an aggressive expansion into U.S. markets this year by investing in two manufacturing facilities in Midland, Texas, and Columbia, Illinois. NanoAvionics hired Franklin Brent Abbott of its NanoAvionics US subsidiary last summer. Prior to joining NanoAvionics, Abbott was an executive at AAC/Clyde Space North America and Surrey Satellite Technologies US.