Space Micro expands its manufacturing capabilities for space subsystems – SatNews
Micro Space Inc. recently invested in facilities and capital equipment to expand its manufacturing capacity for space subsystems.
Last month, Space Micro completed construction of the expanded test and qualification areas at its 43,000 square foot head office in San Diego. With the recent delivery of an 8 foot long by 5 foot diameter thermal vacuum (VAT) test system, the qualification test capability more than triples compared to Space Micro’s two existing TVAC units.
TVAC units are used to simulate vacuum and space temperature conditions to qualify the company’s highly reliable product line including radios, cameras, computers, image processors, trackers. stars and more. Space Micro products have accumulated over 2.6 million hours of trouble-free space flight.
Space Micro has also purchased, installed and operates a new extended MRP system that streamlines planning and manufacturing efficiency.
“We have acted with substantial additions to our capital equipment and facilities, which significantly improves our ability to support space programs with higher volumes.Said the executive chairman of Space Micro, David Strobel. “The trend in our market is to have many small satellites, most often in LEO constellations, instead of one exquisite and expensive large spacecraft. The DoD and commercial space companies plan and build satellite constellations, so the opportunity for us at Space Micro is to sell, manufacture and test not only a flight model, but over 40 to 1,200 subsystem units. for a program. “
“Space Micro is committed to providing high quality, affordable, high quality complex electronic products for space and missiles. It is therefore essential for the future success of our customers that we make smart capital investments. Our management team continuously assesses the level of investment required to meet the availability and reliability requirements of our customers.Said the CEO of Space Micro, David R. Czajkowski.