Exolaunch, NanoAvionics Sign Two Launch Agreements With SpaceX
Exolaunch signed launch agreements with NanoAvionics to launch two 6U nano-satellites aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rideshare missions. Under the contract, Exolaunch will provide launch, integration and deployment services to the NanoAvionics-built satellites. The first contracted spacecraft will be launched to a sun-synchronous orbit on the Falcon 9 smallsat-dedicated rideshare mission targeted for launch in December 2020. Another spacecraft is planned for launch in 2021.
To date, NanoAvionics has successfully completed over 75 satellite missions and commercial projects. Its M6P preconfigured nano-satellite bus uses a modular software approach and flexible architecture, and is designed to serve commercial space markets.
“We are glad to be collaborating with Exolaunch on these upcoming satellite launches,” said Vytenis Buzas, CEO and co-founder of NanoAvionics. “The company is an experienced and trusted partner that responds well to our needs. Not only do they provide deployment systems with a solid flight heritage, but their flexibility towards offering the most suitable launch solutions is extremely valuable to our company and customers.”