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NanoAvionics Partners Neuraspace on Space Traffic Management

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NinjaSat X-ray observatory image. Credit NanoAvionics

Ibadan, 21 March 2024. – Kongsberg NanoAvionics (“NanoAvionics”) has selected Neuraspace’s space traffic management (STM) solution, based on artificial intelligence, for its own end-to-end small satellite mission services. As a result, NanoAvionics will make Neuraspace’s STM system for collision analysis, maneuver planning, and improving space sustainability part of its LEOP (launch and early orbit phase) and operations package.

In addition to enhanced safety for satellites, NanoAvionics and its customers will benefit from automated spacecraft operations such as collision analysis and maneuver planning, ensuring their assets are protected at all times.

Using Neuraspace’s STM system reduces the need for manual labour, which is also a cost factor. Additionally, the platform minimizes mission disruptions and can help lower insurance premiums through improved space debris mitigation. Neuraspace’s solution can also enable additional earnings by extending the satellite lifetime, for example, by avoiding using valuable fuel for unnecessary maneuvers and providing enhanced services such as priority maneuvers.

Žilvinas Kvedaravičius, CEO of NanoAvionics, said: “The integration of Neuraspace’s software-as-a-service into our service portfolio marks a significant advancement in our efforts. This enhancement builds upon our existing methodologies for space traffic management and aligns with the increasing demands of our customers. By incorporating Neuraspace’s advanced solutions into our mission planning and operations, we are taking a proactive step towards even more responsible and efficient space mission management.”

In the same vein, Chiara Manfletti, CEO of Neuraspace, said: “We look forward to delivering our solutions and services and aim to empower NanoAvionics and its customers with enhanced safety and efficiency in space operations. The Neuraspace solution addresses both current and future space sustainability requirements and thus contributes to the overall sustainability of space and the space industry.”

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