16 January 2019, Oxfordshire: NanoAvionics today announced the opening of a sales and technical support office in the United Kingdom and the appointment of Mr. Tariq Sami as its UK Sales Director. Mr. Sami will lead NanoAvionics’ efforts to serve the British space industry, where many innovative start-ups have been emerging with their technology relying on the cost-efficiency and unique capabilities provided by nano-satellites like the NanoAvionics M6P.
“Considering his extensive experience in the British space industry and his collaborative focus on customers’ needs, I am pleased to welcome Tariq Sami to the NanoAvionics team,” said company CEO and co-founder Vytenis Buzas. “This is an exciting time to be part of the British space industry as the capabilities provided by our multipurpose nanosatellite buses enable innovative new business models.”
Space tech start-ups are critical elements of the commercial space focused economic strategy, spearheaded by the UK Space Agency. By leveraging the new resources, these young companies will drive growth in the £14 billion UK space industry. A key enabler of these startups’ business models is a new generation of nanosatellites that offer unique capabilities at lower costs than traditional satellites and NanoAvionics intends to complement UK space industry with its advanced solutions tailored for the market needs.
“With 8 billion devices to connect for the Internet of Things, ever-increasing advances in payload miniaturization for the telecoms market and the need for higher revisit rates in Earth Observation, there is a real opportunity for nanosat technology to be a game-changer,” NanoAvionics UK’s Tariq Sami explained. “NanoAvionics UK will be at the forefront of this revolution.”
As Sales Director, Tariq Sami will apply his successful track record in the British and European aerospace industry as he introduces the British space community to NanoAvionics’ capabilities. The M6P multi-purpose satellite bus, for example, is highly versatile and incorporates a green monopropellant propulsion system for extended service life and on-orbit manoeuvring.
NanoAvionics UK is located in Oxfordshire at the Harwell Science & Innovation Campus. Angus Horner, Partner and Director at Harwell Campus said: “We are delighted to welcome NanoAvionics to Harwell Campus. I am confident that having a new home inside the Harwell Space Cluster will be a catalyst for even stronger collaboration between NanoAvionics and the leading research facilities and space companies located at Harwell.” The Harwell Space Cluster collectively employs over 950 people across 89 organisations that make-up the UK’s most concentrated Space Cluster. These are a group of commercial, public and academic organisations focused on driving innovation in the UK Space market.
With the central stakeholders of the Space Cluster being the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), alongside the European Space Agency, Satellite Applications Catapult and UK Space Agency, the Cluster is attracting many companies to set up operations at Harwell Campus. Funding and collaboration opportunities are extensive and businesses from start-ups to multinationals all benefit from this unique ecosystem.
The next NanoAvionics’ strategic step in the region is to expand UK operations and establish a center of excellence for R&D activities.
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