Space Micro Delivers Satellite Subsystem for DoD LEO
San Diego, CA – July 14, 2020
Space Micro announced today the delivery of space-flight-qualified µSDR-C™ units to Dynetics, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, based in Huntsville, Ala.. The units will be used to support the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command’s (USASMDC) Lonestar program.
Space Micro’s µSDR-C™ is a low SWAP-C modular, RF transceiver with data rates of 1 kbps to 42 Mbps. It uses higher modulation codes and a frequency range of 70 MHz to 6 GHz. The µSDR-C’s modular approach allows Space Micro to easily adapt for higher frequency applications, such as X-Band, Ka-Band or V-Band. Users can reconfigure the µSDR-C’s firmware and software in orbit. The µSDR-C’s blend of survivability, programmability, reliability, and value made it ideal for this DoD mission.
“We are so pleased to have teamed up with such an innovative aerospace company as Dynetics to provide our highly reliable satellite radios for this crucial mission,” said David Strobel, CEO of Space Micro.
Strobel continued, “Our satellite communications family of Software Defined Radios (SDR) is now in full production and space-qualified through shock, temperature cycling, vibration, and thermal vacuum testing. Multiple flight units have been provided for DoD, NASA, and commercial space programs with applications including earth imaging, telecom, and space situational awareness.”
Under the Lonestar program, Dynetics is developing two tactical space support payloads, flight software, and satellites to aid in all phases of joint force operations. “Dynetics selected Space Micro as part of our mission assurance approach and our focus on achieving mission success,” said Dynetics CEO David King. “We are excited to implement this new capability for the Army.”