Strategic Partnership Revealed Between BridgeComm and Space Micro

Bridgecomm and SpaceMicro

BridgeComm (an optical communications start-up) announces a strategic partnership with Space Micro (satellite component supplier).

The partnership is in order to work together on the following of optical communications technology for U.S. government and commercial customers –

  • Design
  • Development
  • Testing

BridgeComm is working to determine a global network of ground stations and a laser communications constellation in low Earth orbit. BridgeComm intends to draw on Space Micro’s proficiency in designing, producing, and testing space components.

“Over approximately two decades, Space Micro has put together an extraordinary team. The team is in order to provide mission-critical products for satellite operators, lunar missions, and deep space exploration,” says Barry Matsumori. Barry is the CEO at BridgeComm. “Together we will contribute to our unique experiences, resources, and engineering intellect. This is in order to drive continued growth and innovation” in optical communications.

Denver-based BridgeComm presents laser communications technology intended for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint transmissions for communications nodes –

  • In Space
  • On land
  • In the air
  • At sea

San Diego-based Space Micro offers a range of satellite communications components, including –

  • µLCT 100 – a laser communications terminal designed to transmit data at a rate of 100 gigabits per second.

The U.S. Space Force Space Systems Center awards Space Micro a $3 million contract in 2020 for a µLCT 100 terminal.

“We are looking forward to partnering with BridgeComm. Particularly as laser communications terminals are prime to many new government initiatives,” says David Czajkowski. David is the CEO at Space Micro. “BridgeComm’s dedication to understanding the tremendous potential of optical communications, put together with our commitment to providing highly dependable products will move the needle not just for BridgeComm and Space Micro. But for the entire space industry.”

Under the conditions of the deal in an announcement on 7th  September, Space Micro will market BridgeComm ground station equipment products and services. This is for satellite communications customers. In addition, Space Micro will be BridgeComm’s associate in marketing Bridgecomm’s small satellite terminals.

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