We provide reliable communications solutions for Small Satellites.

Founded in 2017 by

  • Mario Baldini

  • Rafael Duarte

  • Eduardo Bezerra

Incubation period

01-01-2018 to 01-01-2019

About Nanoraven

NanoRaven is a company based in France focused on communications solutions for CubeSats. Our mission is to provide compact and robust solutions for reliable communication between CubeSats and ground stations. We want to reduce the failure rate of CubeSat missions such as reported around the globe in the past decade. Our product portfolio includes communications subsystems based on worldwide standards used for designing and operating space systems. Our implementations encompass all the robustness of these standards while preserving the simplicity and low-costs which are the basis of CubeSats.

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The challenge

Although the number of CubeSat missions has been growing fast, the percentage of failed missions is still high. In fact, more than 50% of the past first-time missions have demonstrated system failures which partially or completely compromised the mission’s goal. Among others, these failures are caused mainly by design faults and poor testing procedures of the communications module (TT&C). This creates a problem for the establishment of reliable CubeSat constellations which depend on nearly real-time data acquisition.

The solution

Our mission is to provide highly reliable communications solutions for onboard data processing for CubeSats. Our products encompass all the robustness of the European Cooperation for Space Standardization (ECSS) standards and the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) recommendations while preserving the simplicity and low-costs needed for CubeSats.