Voyager Space on Monday said it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Space Micro Inc., adding capabilities in satellite communications, digital systems, and electro-optics sensors and furthering its efforts to become a vertically integrated space company.
The price of the deal was not disclosed. Voyager said that deal terms include providing strategic operations support to help advance San Diego-based Space Micro’s technology for its civil, commercial and defense customers.
“Space Micro is a perfect addition to Voyager’s growing NewSpace portfolio of entrepreneurs and technology capabilities,” Matthew Kuta, president and chief operating officer of Voyager, said in a statement. “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.”
David Strobel, co-founder and chairman of Space Micro, said in a statement that the deal with Voyager “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’s customers include NASA, the Space Force, Air Force, Space and Missile Center, Special Operations Command, the German Space Agency, Lockheed Martin [LMT] and others. The company’s products include laser communications terminals, software defined radios, amplifiers, image processing computers, ProtonX boxes, cameras, star trackers, sun sensors and GPS receivers.
Voyager, which is based in Denver, provides the Bishop airlock used on the International Space Station (ISS), commercial satellite deployment from the ISS, services for rocket launches, and in-space resource utilization technologies.