NanoAvionics Introduces New Multi-purpose Satellite Bus for Nanosatellites

NanoAvionics Introduces New Multi-purpose Satellite Bus for Nanosatellites

NanoAvionics, a small satellite mission integrator focused on delivering new generation satellite buses and their mission services for the satellite applications market has introduced a new high-performance multi-purpose satellite bus for nanosatellites.

The M16P from NanoAvionics is a highly versatile bus whose performance capabilities are optimized for IoT, M2M, AIS, and ADS-B applications and has the capability to support Earth Observation payloads. It is equipped with a space-proven Inter-satellite Data Relay System (IDRS) enabling data link service via GEO satellites. This system allows M16P to meet the highest level requirements for data latency and acquired database refresh rates.

The M16P subsystems have been flight-proven during commercial, scientific, and technology demonstration missions.  Critical systems such as the Flight Computer, Payload Controller, Electric Power System, and all others are 20krad radiation-tolerant. The M16P can support high payload data downlink speed of up to 100 Mb/s in the X-Band.

The NanoAvionics system runs on the open-source FreeRTOS real-time operating system, which is “lightweight”, reliable, relatively simple, and easy to use. Implemented software solutions allows to save integration time and reduce mission risks.

Satellite Bus Software (SBS) covers:

  • Flight Computer (FC) (includes attitude control and determination) subsystem;
  • Payload Controller (PC);
  • UHF Radio subsystem (COMM);
  • Electrical Power System (EPS);
  • Propulsion (Engine) Control Unit (ECU) subsystem.

The M16P has a total empty bus mass of 8000 g (with propulsion unit) and can accommodate a payload volume of up to 15U. It consists of a Payload Controller (PC) with dual ARM A9 CPU running Linux. It comes with Satlab S-Band Full-duplex Transceiver SRS-3 by default for payload communications.

The M16P uses triple-junction GaInP/GaInAs/Ge epitaxial structure Solar Cells which have an efficiency of 30% and uses NASA-qualified low-outgassing Solar Cell adhesive. The flight computer in M16P includes ADCS functionality along with some of the ADCS sensors such as high precision IMU, Magnetic Sensors system, Albedo-free Fine Sun Sensors, and Star Tracker. The actuators consist of a Reaction Wheels system and integrated Magnetorquers.

Click here to learn more about the M16P Nanosatellite Bus.

Click here to learn about Satellite Buses from NanoAvionics.

Publisher: SatNow

GNSS Constellations - A list of all GNSS satellites by constellations


Satellite NameOrbit Date
BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 I3Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M23Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019
BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019


Satellite NameOrbit Date
GSAT0223MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Kosmos 2569--07 Aug, 2023
Kosmos 2564--28 Nov, 2022
Kosmos 2559--10 Oct, 2022
Kosmos 2557--07 Jul, 2022
Kosmos 2547--25 Oct, 2020
Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
Kosmos 2527--16 Jun, 2018


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014


Satellite NameOrbit Date
NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013