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The NanoAvionics Multi-Purpose 8U Bus (M8P) is a pre-configured nanosatellite bus designed for NewSpace missions. The bus is optimized for IoT, M2M, AIS, ADS-B, and Earth Observation applications.

M8P is equipped with a space-proven Inter-satellite Data Relay System (IDRS) enabling data link service via GEO satellites.This system allows M8P to meet the high-level requirements for data latency and acquired database refresh rates.

The bus requires minimal software and hardware customization, further enabling fast lead times and low satellite cost. The product is suitable for 80% of missions where the payload fits into 6U (2U + 2U + 2U) of volume.

Key features

  • Total empty bus mass: 5000 g / 6500 g
  • Payload volume: up to 7U
  • M8P bus is already pre-integrated (mechanically, electrically and functionally tested) and pre-qualified to be immediately ready for payload Integration
  • Sample mission code is pre-installed for the Customer to be able to run system diagnostics upon delivery of the bus, and for quick payload integration

Flight heritage

The NanoAvionics Multi-Purpose 8U Bus (M8P) subsystems have been flight-proven during commercial, scientific, and technology demonstration missions.

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Last updated: 2023-03-08

Multi-Purpose 8U Bus (M8P)



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