New contract extends after original US Air Force contract
SAN DIEGOCalifornia. , April 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Space Micro Inc., powered by Voyager Space, and a provider of digital, electro-optical and communications systems for satellites, deep space exploration and other space equipment, announced today awarded today by the US Space Force, Space Systems Order for a contract to build a GEO-compatible µLCT™ secure laser communication terminal. Under the contract, Space Micro plans to deliver a flight model to Space Force in early 2024.
This new price builds on an initial development contract that the US Air Force awarded to Space Micro in 2019. This initial contract and subsequent amendments provided funding for Space Micro to update the current µLCT design specifically for this mission and to provide communications interoperability to existing systems. Space Micro delivered an engineering model to Space Force in late 2021. The µLCT that Space Micro will deliver to Space Force under this contract will be a 10cm system capable of providing full duplex GEO-to-GEO crosslinks at 40 000 km.
“We are pleased to be able to provide Space Force with high-precision laser communication terminals suitable for GEO missions, fully developed here in United States” mentioned David CzajkowskiCEO of Space Micro.
Space Micro offers a range of µLCT solutions for civil, commercial and defense applications. The µLCT can be used as an OISL (Optical Inter-Satellite Link), a spacecraft-to-ground link, or a spacecraft-to-UAV link.
“Space Micro continues to model what successful private and public partnerships can look like, and how they impact not only our own capabilities, but the industry as a whole,” said Matthew Kuta, President and Chief Operating Officer, Voyager. “We are so proud to see that the hard work of the team continues to be recognized.”
Today’s news follows an exciting 2021 for Space Micro, as the company recently announced the Space Development Agency’s award of a 24-month development contract for one-to-one optical communications. several advancements using Managed Optical Communication Network (MOCA) technology to support Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellations. Space Micro was also selected by AFWERX, a US Air Force organization that works with commercial technology companies, to develop an air-to-space laser communication module that could be deployed on military aircraft or unmanned drones to provide in-flight connectivity.
USSF Premier Capt. Charles “Aaron” Bolen said, “We look forward to this development effort and its potential to increase lasercom capability for future USSF space systems.”
About Space Micro Inc.
Space Micro Inc., powered by Voyager Space and based in San Diego, Calif., is an engineering-focused provider of affordable, high-performance, radiation-resistant communications, electro-optics and digital systems for be used in commercial, civilian and military space applications worldwide. Space Micro solutions include telemetry, tracking and command (TT&C) transmitters, mission data transmitters, space cameras, star trackers, image processors, command and data processing systems ( C&DH) and laser communication systems.
For more information, visit http://www.spacemicro.com or contact Michael DowdVice President of Business Development at (858) 332-0700, ext. 122.
About the Voyager Space
Voyager Space is a space technology company dedicated to building a better future for humanity in space and on Earth and accelerating the development of a sustainable space economy. With nearly 20 years of spaceflight experience and over 1500 successful missions to date March 2022Voyager provides space station infrastructure and services and technology solutions to commercial customers, government civil and national security agencies, academic and research institutions, and more.
For more information, visit www.voyagerspace.com
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements”. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, including those regarding the mission statement and growth strategy of Voyager Space, Inc. (the “Company”), are “forward-looking statements.” Although the Company’s management believes these forward-looking statements to be reasonable, it cannot guarantee that such expectations are or will be correct. These forward-looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties, which could cause the Company’s future results to differ materially from those anticipated. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, general economic conditions and conditions affecting the industries in which the Company operates; uncertainty of regulatory requirements and approvals; and the ability to obtain the necessary financing on acceptable terms or not at all. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as they involve such known and unknown uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond the Company’s control and which could, and are likely to, materially affect actual results, activity levels, performance or achievements. Any forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current views regarding future events and are subject to such risks, uncertainties and assumptions regarding operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.
SOURCE Space Voyager