Space Micro Lands Space Development Agency Contract for Optical Communications

SAN DIEGO, February 23, 2022 (Voyager Space PR) — Voyager Space Inc. (Voyager), a space technology company with nearly 20 years of spaceflight heritage, and Space Micro, Inc., powered by Voyager and a provider of digital, electro-optic and communications systems for satellites, deep space exploration and other space equipment, today announced an award from the Space Development Agency (SDA) for a 24-month development contract for advanced one-to-many optical communications using Managed Optical Communication Array (MOCA) technology to support Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellations. Space Micro partnered with BridgeComm Inc., a global leader in optical wireless communications solutions and services.

“We are thrilled that SDA has selected Space Micro, along with our outstanding partners at BridgeComm,” said David Strobel, Executive Chair of Space Micro. “We are looking forward to further testing our technology to enhance the overall architecture in LEO.”

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Voyager Space Completes Acquisition of Space Micro

DENVER, Jan. 5, 2022 (Voyager Space PR) — Voyager Space Inc. (Voyager), a global leader in space exploration today announced it has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in San Diego-based Space Micro. Voyager will provide strategic operations support to help advance Space Micro’s technology throughput to civil, commercial, and defense customers.

Space Micro is an innovative, engineering-driven business focused on advancing high-performance satellite communications, digital, and electro-optic systems with 2.8 million hours of space flight heritage. Today, the company has multiple active contracts, including the development of AI for Earth observation missions and for providing X-Band transponders for two lunar missions selected under the NASA Artemis program. Space Micro also has a history of providing critical technology for the U.S. Department of Defense, including Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) space payloads, secure laser communications terminals, and is also developing a digital RF-to-optical and optical-to-RF signal converter. Space Micro developed a 100-Gbps Laser Communications Terminal which has been on orbit for over a year.

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Voyager Space Appoints Clay Mowry as Chief Revenue Officer

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DENVER, Dec. 20, 2021 (Voyager Space PR) — Voyager Space, a global leader in space exploration, today announced the appointment of Clay Mowry as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Mowry, a space industry veteran and seasoned business strategist, joins Voyager from Blue Origin where he served as the Vice President of Global Sales. As CRO, Mowry will lead revenue and sales operations for the company and its subsidiaries. 

Voyager recently received a contract from NASA to build Starlab, the first-of-its-kind commercial space station. Voyager also recently announced the intent to acquire Space Micro, a highly innovative engineering-driven business focused on advancing high-performance satellite communications, digital, and electro-optical systems. Voyager continues its growth trajectory while also layering in a new focus around sales with the support and guidance from Mowry as he leads the team towards its revenue goals. 

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Voyager Space and Space Micro Inc. Announce Strategic Agreement

DENVER, Nov. 22, 2021 (Voyager Space PR) — Voyager Space Inc. (Voyager), a global leader in space exploration and infrastructure, today announced its intent to acquire a majority stake in San Diego-based Space Micro. Space Micro is a highly innovative engineering-driven business focused on advancing high-performance satellite communications, digital, and electro-optical systems with over 2.7 million hours of space flight heritage. Space Micro developed the world’s highest data rate Laser Communications Terminal in orbit. As part of the agreement, Voyager intends to provide strategic operations support to help advance Space Micro’s technology throughput to civil, commercial, and defense customers.

“For almost two decades Space Micro has developed game-changing technologies and provided trusted high-performance satellite communications systems,” says Space Micro Co-Founder and Chairman, David Strobel. “Today 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.”

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Nanoracks Names Amela Wilson as CEO, Jeffrey Manber to Join Voyager Space

Amela Wilson and Jeffrey Manber. (Credit: Nanoracks)

WASHINGTON, DC, November 11, 2021 (Nanoracks PR) — Nanoracks, a Voyager Space Company, today announced the appointment of Dr. Amela Wilson as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Former CEO and Co-Founder Jeffrey Manber will join Voyager Space as President of International and Space Stations and will remain Chairman of the Board at Nanoracks.

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Former NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Appointed to Chair Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. Advisory Board

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DENVER, April 7, 2021 (Voyager Space Holdings PR) — Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. (Voyager), a global leader in space exploration, today announced Jim Bridenstine will join the company’s advisory board as chairman. The former NASA Administrator will join an esteemed group of industry experts guiding Voyager as it continues on its mission to create a vertically integrated, publicly traded NewSpace company.

As NASA’s 13th Administrator, Bridenstine led the agency in advancing American aeronautic, science, and space exploration objectives including the introduction of NASA’s new human lunar exploration mission, the Artemis program.

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Voyager Space Holdings Completes Acquisition of The Launch Company

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DENVER, April 1, 2021 (Voyager Space Holdings PR — Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. (Voyager), a global leader in space exploration, today announced it has completed the acquisition of The Launch Company, a leader in developing the systems, hardware, and processes to accelerate NewSpace companies to orbit. Voyager announced the company’s intent to acquire The Launch Company in Nov. 2020 and, with its closing, will now add launch services to the holding company’s growing list of capabilities.

“Even since we announced our intent to acquire The Launch Company late last year, we’ve seen the demand for launches increase dramatically and we are confident that this trend is going to continue,” said Matthew Kuta, president and COO of Voyager Space Holdings. “The Launch Company is perfectly positioned to support this tidal wave of launch needs and we are thrilled that we can now support the exciting work that they are doing to help next-generation space companies gain access to orbit faster, cheaper, and more reliably.”

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Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. Announces Intent to Acquire The Launch Company

DENVER, Nov. 19, 2020 (Voyager Space Holdings PR) — Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. (Voyager), a global leader in space exploration, today announced its intent to acquire The Launch Company, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Launch Company specializes in developing standardized hardware, ground support equipment, and processes to help next generation space companies gain access to orbit faster, cheaper, and more reliably. The Launch Company has worked with Virgin Orbit, Relativity Space, Firefly Space, Altius Space Machines, Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska, Aurora Launch Services, and more, while also participating in the DARPA Launch Challenge. This will be Voyager’s first acquisition in the launch category, a crucial component in the space supply chain.

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Voyager Space Holdings Names Matthew Kuta as President/CEO, Adds 3 to Board

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DENVER (Voyager Space Holdings PR) — Voyager Space Holdings Inc., the first space focused holding company in the world, today announced Matthew Kuta will join the team as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) and add three world class leaders to its Board of Directors.

As the market’s first vertically integrated NewSpace holding company, Voyager will help enable engineer founded and run subsidiaries to focus on the development of innovative products and services by centralizing shared service functions at the holding company level. The firm’s first in industry model is uniquely tailored to support the growth needs of commercial space companies by offering an alternative solution to traditional private capital models with a longer-term approach as a provider of permanent capital.

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