The standard configuration of the bus is optimized for IoT, M2M, ADS-B, AIS and other commercial and emergency communication applications as well as scientific missions. Also, as an option - M16P configuration for Earth Observation (EO) missions are available. The M16P hardware layout allows for the maximization of volume available for the payload. The layout also ensures robust power properties and thermal control for sensitive payloads, such as measurement and sensing instruments. To ensure the practical reliability of the bus, radiation-resistant components and design implementation have been incorporated in critical systems such as the Flight Computer, Payload Controller, Electric Power System and Communication System. The bus is optimized to have a nominal 5 years operational lifetime in a Low- Earth Orbit (LEO) environment.
The M16P bus has implemented intersatellite link system via GEO satellites and integration with KSAT ground station network for constant connectivity eliminating data and tasking delay challenges critically important for professional service applications.
The M16P bus includes a propulsion system capable of performing high-impulse maneuvers such as orbital deployment, orbit maintenance, precision flight in formations, orbit synchronization and atmospheric drag compensation, resulting in new opportunities for unique Customer missions and significant savings on constellation maintenance costs. The propulsion unit also provides satellites with decommissioning capability at the end of mission, meeting the space debris mitigation requirements of ESA and NASA.
Each of M16P users is provided with an access to M16P FlatSat which helps to accelerate development process, payload integration and testing cycle as well as enable simulation of the entire satellite mission.
NanoAvionics also provides M16P optimized launch integration services for PSLV (India). The Company also has access to Rocket Lab Electron (New Zealand), SpaceX Falcon 9, Soyuz, Vega, Long March, Orbital Sciences Antares and Atlas V launch vehicles. Launch integration services cover programmatic aspects including securing the specific launch slot, coordination of logistics, arrangement of mission-specific documents and technical aspects related to flight preparation and integration of the spacecraft with the deployer.
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Last updated: 2020-09-16