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NanoAvionics to Build Small Satellite for LANL Gamma-Ray Measurement Project

NanoAvionics to Build Small Satellite for LANL Gamma-Ray Measurement Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event

NanoAvionics has secured a contract to build a nanosatellite for the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s project to measure cosmic diffuse gamma-rays in low-Earth orbit.

The company said Wednesday it will host LANL’s Mini Astrophysical MeV Background Observatory payload on a 12U LEO satellite bus and provide the Department of Energy-funded laboratory with mission control software and integration, launch and operations support.

MAMBO spacecraft will be equipped with bismuth germanate scintillator detectors and silicon photo-multiplier light sensors to measure CDG background in the mega electron-volt energy band for the study of nuclear and accretion processes in the universe.

According to NanoAvionics, the satellite mission will be the first to carry an LANL-developed high-energy astrophysics instrument in two decades.

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Written by Angeline Leishman

is an Executive Mosaic staff writer covering broad topics in the federal government contracting industry.

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