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Orbital Micro Systems, NanoAvionics Partner for Weather Satellite Launch

By | December 3, 2018
Photo: NanoAvionics

Photo: NanoAvionics

Orbital Micro Systems (OMS) is partnering with NanoAvionics, a developer of nanosatellite bus and subsystem technologies, to conduct a rideshare mission to fly one of OMS’ miniaturized passive microwave sensors. The mission will utilize the NanoAvionics M6P 6U satellite bus.

OMS is on track to launch multiple weather observation satellites in 2019. This mission will carry a humidity and precipitation monitoring sensor to help enhance the company’s data collection capabilities. NanoAvionics’ innovations in bus technology include a green propulsion system, avionics and control systems, and multiple transmission options. The M6P bus provides up to 5U of payload capacity which can be segmented for multiple systems or applications with compatible orbital requirements.

“OMS is delighted to work with an industry leader such as NanoAvionics in deploying an additional passive microwave sounder,” said OMS Chief Executive Officer (CEO) William Hosack. “The M6P is quickly becoming the gold standard for flexible bus solutions. It provides a high degree of reliability which enables us to deliver better weather data collection technology. This advanced bus architecture will help us accelerate our activities and enable us to quickly expand into multiple vertical and geographic markets.”