Expanding Smallsat Capabilities & Making Them Affordable
During recent years, the smallsat (below 150kg) market has rapidly expanded – from 180 launches in 2014 to an expected 630 launches in 2018 – such an expansion signal some exciting changes are ahead for the industry.
Space Affordability Is The Intention Of This NanoAvionics & Kubos Partnership
NanoAvionics, a manufacturer of smallsat systems, has entered into an agreement with Kubos Corporation, an open source satellite software designer, to develop the software for their flight computers.
Lithuanian Space Start-up Company is Seeking EUR 2.5 Million Investment
Having launched LituanicaSAT-1, one of the first Lithuanian satellites, and nearly completed the development of a second satellite, the Lithuanian space technologies start-up NanoAvionics is seeking a EUR 2.5 million investment from the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020.
Jeffrey Manber about LituanicaSAT-1
The team managed to achieve project objectives in very short timescale and with limited funding. The project received wide public attention in Lithuania and was covered by the space logistics company NanoRacks (USA) customer case study.
NanoRacks’ Managing Director Jeffrey Manber gave this exclusive interview for LituanicaSAT-1 team where he discusses the importance of the project to the small satellite community and Lithuania as a country.