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NanoAvionics Wins Thales Contract to Build OmniSpace Satellite Buses

By Annamarie Nyirady | June 22, 2020

      Artist’s Visualization of the M12P Satellite Bus for Omnispace Constellation. Photo: NanoAvionics

      Thales Alenia Space contracted NanoAvionics to build the initial two satellite buses for Omnispace’s satellite-based Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. NanoAvionics’ two satellite buses will host the payload which is being developed by prime contractor Thales Alenia Space, in partnership with Syrlinks.

      In addition to the satellite buses, NanoAvionics will provide launch support and in-orbit operations. The launch of these first two satellites of the Omnispace constellation is scheduled for 2021.

      The contract with Thales Alenia Space follows a recent cooperation agreement between NanoAvionics and Thales Alenia Space France. Both companies agreed to work together delivering a “high technology space asset” as well as preparing and submitting technical solutions for nanosatellites.

      “Thales Alenia Space is one of the most reputable satellite manufacturers in the world. Being selected for the initial deployment of the Omnispace constellation is a testimony to the continued demand and trust in NanoAvionics’ satellite buses,” said Vytenis J. Buzas, co-founder and CEO of NanoAvionics. “We’re proud to be part of this innovative project, which is a tremendous opportunity for NanoAvionics to demonstrate that our first-rate products meet Thales Alenia Space’s and the other partners’ high standards.”