BridgeComm, Inc. has entered into a strategic new teaming agreement with Space Micro, Inc. and the companies will focus on the design, development and testing of U.S. Government and commercial optical wireless communications (OWC) programs and equipment and more.
Space Micro has a flawless space flight heritage of over 2.5 million hours, coupled with the firm’s Technology Readiness Level (TRL) products, has helped Space Micro to support aerospace primes, government and civil agencies, commercial entities and new space ventures around the globe. Among its many Industry firsts and achievements, Space Micro has the world’s highest data rate Laser Communications Terminal on-orbit.
The strategic agreement between BridgeComm and Space Micro will focus strongly on AstroBridge and AeroBridge Tracking Terminals. BridgeComm will continue to develop LEO constellation and aerospace operation projects, building on current partnerships, using Space Micro as a partner. BridgeComm will leverage Space Micro design, production and testing capabilities, including hermetically sealing components and space-related environmental testing.
Space Micro is also enabled to offer for sale BridgeComm ground station equipment products and capabilities, as applicable, for LEO and geosynchronous orbit (GEO) applications. On a preferred partnership approach, Space Micro may offer for sale BridgeComm’s smallsat space terminal.
“This is both an opportunity and a significant milestone for BridgeComm, particularly with the space industry finally coming to the forefront in a big way,” said BridgeComm CEO, Barry A. Matsumori. “Over nearly two decades, Space Micro has built a remarkable team delivering mission-critical products for satellite operators, lunar missions and deep space exploration. Together we will share our unique experiences, resources and engineering intelligence to drive continued growth and innovation in OWC in this next space era.”
“We are looking forward to partnering with BridgeComm, particularly as laser communications terminals are key to many new government initiatives,” said David Czajkowski, CEO, Space Micro. “BridgeComm’s commitment to realizing the tremendous potential of optical communications for space applications, paired with our dedication to delivering highly reliable products will move the needle not just for BridgeComm and Space Micro, but for the entire space industry. And that is incredibly exciting.”