NanoAvionics has opened a sales and technical support office in the United Kingdom and has appointed Mr. Tariq Sami as the firm’s UK Sales Director and he will lead NanoAvionics’ efforts to serve the British space industry, where many innovative start-ups have been emerging with their technology relying on the cost-efficiency and unique capabilities provided by smallsats such as the NanoAvionics M6P.
Space tech start-ups are critical elements of the commercial space focused economic strategy, spearheaded by the UK Space Agency. By leveraging the new resources, these young companies will drive growth in the £14 billion UK space industry. A key enabler of these startups’ business models is a new generation of nanosatellites that offer unique capabilities at lower costs than traditional satellites and NanoAvionics intends to complement UK space industry with its advance solutions tailored for the market needs.
As Sales Director, Tariq Sami will apply his successful track record in the British and European aerospace industry as he introduces the British space community to NanoAvionics’ capabilities. The M6P multi-purpose satellite bus, for example, is highly versatile and incorporates a green monopropellant propulsion system for extended service life and on-orbit maneuvering.
The next NanoAvionics’ strategic step in the region is to expand UK operations and establish a center of excellence for R&D activities.
Company CEO and Co-Founder Vytenis Buzas said that considering his extensive experience in the British space industry and his collaborative focus on customers’ needs, the company is pleased to welcome Tariq Sami to the NanoAvionics team. This is an exciting time to be part of the British space industry as the capabilities provided by the company’s multi-purpose smallsat buses enable innovative new business models.
Tariq Sami noted that with 8 billion devices to connect for the Internet of Things (IoT), ever-increasing advances in payload miniaturization for the telecoms market and the need for higher revisit rates in Earth Observation, there is a real opportunity for nanosat technology to be a game-changer, — NanoAvionics UK will be at the forefront of this revolution.