Voyager Space Inc. (Voyager), a global leader in space exploration has announced it has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in San Diego-based Space Micro. Voyager will provide strategic operations support to help advance Space Micro’s technology throughput to civil, commercial, and defense customers.
Space Micro is an innovative, engineering-driven business focused on advancing high-performance satellite communications, digital, and electro-optic systems with 2.8 million hours of space flight heritage. Today, the company has multiple active contracts, including the development of AI for Earth observation missions and for providing X-Band transponders for two lunar missions selected under the NASA Artemis program.
Space Micro also has a history of providing critical technology for the U.S. Department of Defense, including Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) space payloads, secure laser communications terminals, and is also developing a digital RF-to-optical and optical-to-RF signal converter. Space Micro developed a 100-Gbps Laser Communications Terminal which has been on orbit for over a year.
“We’re pleased to start this year with a new addition to the Voyager family,” says Matthew Kuta, President and COO of Voyager Space. “Space Micro brings innovation, precision, and experience to our technology portfolio.”
“As we look at a continuously developing and evolving satellite market, Voyager makes a perfect partner to support our technology capabilities and business operations,” says Space Micro Co-Founder and Chairman, David Strobel. “Our teams are ready to hit the ground running to meet customer needs and market demand.”
Voyager previously announced a strategic agreement on November 22, 2021 for the intent to acquire Space Micro.Internet Explorer Channel Network