Voyager Space has agreed to purchase a majority stake in Space Micro, a San Diego-based maker of satellite communications, electro-optical and digital systems, for an undisclosed sum as part of efforts to help the latter expand its technology portfolio in support of defense, civil and commercial customers.
“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,” David Strobel, co-founder and chairman of Space Micro, said in a statement published Monday.
Space Micro has been delivering laser communications terminals, software defined radios, ISR space payloads and other satellite technologies to commercial and government customers since 2002. The company’s clients include NASA, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Space Force, U.S. Special Operations Command and other components within the Department of Defense.
Matthew Kuta, president and chief operating officer of Voyager Space, said the partnership will enable Space Micro to broaden its tech footprint and advance innovation in the field of satellite and communications systems.
David Czajkowski, co-founder and CEO of Space Micro, said the company will work to maintain its record of zero in-orbit failures as it continues to expand its laser and optical communications systems and other satellite technologies.