Voyager Space Inc. has announced its intent to acquire a majority stake in Space Micro Inc. as part of a deal designed to help the San Diego-based supplier of space electronics and satellite components expand operations to meet demand.
As part of the agreement, Voyager intends to provide strategic operations support to help advance Space Micro’s technology throughput to civil, commercial, and defence customers.
David Strobel, Co-Founder and Chairman of Space Micro, said: “For almost two decades Space Micro has developed game-changing technologies and provided trusted high-performance satellite communications systems. Today marks a huge step in our growth trajectory. The satellite constellation market stands at the tipping point of explosive expansion and now, with the Voyager team and operational functions by our side, we will be prepared to scale our technologies to meet these market needs.”
Space Micro, founded in 2002, supplies NASA, the US military and commercial space companies with computers, image-processing subsystems, software-defined radios and other space components. In recent years, the firm has won contracts and established partnerships with government agencies and companies seeking access to its optical communications technology and software-defined radios.
Space Micro customers include NASA, the US Space Force, US Air Force, US Space and Missile Systems Center, US Special Operations Command and the German space agency DLR.
David Czajkowski, Co-Founder and CEO of Space Micro, added: “Expanding our already rapidly-growing laser and optical communications systems is a top priority going forward. We have an unbeatable record of zero in-orbit failures since our first launch, and that’s a record we seek to maintain as we continue to grow these critical, high-demand satellite technologies.”
Matthew Kuta, President and COO of Voyager Space, stated: “Space Micro is a perfect addition to Voyager’s growing NewSpace portfolio of entrepreneurs and technology capabilities. What Space Micro has accomplished on their own is outstanding – and they have a diverse customer base to prove it. Now in partnership with Voyager, Space Micro will have the opportunity to expand its technology footprint and remain at the forefront of innovation for advanced satellite and communications systems.”