Nanosatellite initiative planned for Mexico

Nanosatellite initiative planned for Mexico

Nanosatellite manufacturer and mission integrator NanoAvionics, together with the Mexican Space Agency (AEM), is planning to introduce a nanosatellite pilot project for future space missions.

Working with students from the Polytechnic University of Atlacomulco, the first development planned by the project partners will be a nanosatellite for the State of Mexico, the most populous state in the country, which is located in South-Central Mexico.

Building the nanosatellite – the AtlaCom-1 – is part of a pilot project to establish a nanosatellite infrastructure for future space missions designed and built by Mexico’s youth.

The project, starting in September 2020, is, says NanoAvionics, a testimony to the importance of space applications enabled by nanosatellites, which are rapidly becoming essential to national economies. 

NanoAvionics is a nano-satellite bus manufacturer and mission integrator. The company’s efforts are focused on enabling critical satellite functions and optimising their launch, hardware and operation costs – ranging from single missions to constellations. Its core engineering team has implemented over 75 successful satellite missions and commercial projects during the past several years.

NanoAvionics’ engineers will share their space mission experience and help the students and faculty at the Polytechnic University of Atlacomulco to develop the AtlaCom-1. The company’s multi-purpose nanosatellite buses are pre-configured and pre-qualified, allowing mission teams to focus on their payloads. As a result, says NanoAvionics, technology development missions can produce results quicker and satellite constellations can enter commercial service much faster.

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