Swedish Firm Tapped for Nanosatellite Components

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AAC Microtec of Sweden will provide plug-and-play avionics to the University of Tokyo as part of the university’s nanosatellite research program under a contract, Uppsala-based AAC Microtec announced June 1.

Formed in 2005 as a spinoff from Uppsala University’s Angstrom Laboratory, AAC Microtec has developed remote terminal units and distributed power control units designed to permit satellite builders to integrate their hardware less expensively and more quickly.

The company has developed its product line with the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration, FMV, and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory using the U.S. Space Plug-and-play Avionics, or SPA, standard.

AAC Microtec said the contract is the company’s first in Japan, and that deliveries to the customer have already begun.