Launch cost down, satellite mass up: NanoAvionics adds 50-150-kg MP42 bus to capture constellation market

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Smallsat builder NanoAvionics is one of perhaps a dozen merchant providers of small satellite platforms and payloads that have proved an ability to win business from a diverse set of customers.

It’s also cash-flow positive, and counts on remaining so even as it adds new production facilities in Lithuania to handle the company’s new, larger product, the MP42.

Designed for satellites with 40-50-kg payloads and a launch mass of up to 150 kilograms, the MP42 is designed to put NanoAvionics where . . .

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