At Spectrum Control our space heritage is unrivaled. Our 40+ years of mission experience and a footprint in almost every major space mission, military surveillance/protection platform, and commercial satellite programs, from Artemis-Orion to Skynet to IRBM, and JADC2.
Most of our standard products can be certified to the rigors of MIL-PRF 38534 Class H or Class K. Our experienced design and production teams, along with a standardized quality-management system and design vault, deliver high-reliability and high-performance solutions. Our engineering teams apply our unique RF expertise to help solve your RF challenges.
Whether your mission requires a standard single function component, a custom multi-function assembly, or a build-to-print/testing supplier, Spectrum Control is poised to be your ideal space partner. With five facilities offering specialized capabilities and engineering support, our company is unique in its ability to offer customers a flexible, responsive approach driven by proven technology.
Explore below to see how our products play a significant role in space applications.
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Space Program Heritage
- USERS (2 sats)
- Selene & Okina
- Mars Phoenix
- Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
- Mars Science Lab
- ISS Kibo EF
- Mars Curiosity Rover
- Prima O3B
- Sirius Radio
- Direct TV
- Optus 10
- Amazonas 3
- Thor 7
- Hot Bird
- Various classified programs
- Falcon 9
- Hershel Plank
- Aquarius (SAC-D)
- Lisa Pathfinder
- Grail (2 sats)
Supporting deep space exploration demands suppliers who can deliver products that can survive the harshest conditions and perform at a high level for decades.
Our space-qualified RF components are designed and manufactured to operated in the harsh and conditions found in the vast reaches of space. We offer radiation-hardened and radiation-tolerant components and subsystems for these mission-critical applications. Our customers have relied on our products to support multi-year deep space missions.
Spectrum Control designs and manufactures standard and build-to-print RF, microwave and mmW solutions for mega constellations, satellite communications, small satellites, and Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO) satellite networks.
Our company has integration and assembly expertise. We can certify standard catalogue components, hybrids, and subsystems to multi-role applications for these satellite constellations utilizing in-house testing and qualification. We are making proud contributions to key programs such as the Space Development Agency’s LEO Tranche 1 Transport Layer, and JADC2.
Launch and Re-entry
Space programs are multi-dimensional with a variety of platforms for different parts of the mission. These include launch vehicles, landing craft, and re-entry. Spectrum Control provides RF & microwave signal processing & conditioning solutions and EMI protection products to enable mission success. These secure, rugged, SWaP-optimized are used in communications, navigation, sensors, and more..
For example we played a key role in NASA’s Perseverance rover mission, where our amplifiers enabled the landing navigation systems to handle the shortest, most intense landing phase of the Mars exploration mission. Known as the "seven minutes of terror," this is where the Terrain Relative Navigation enables Percy to find a safe and secure spot to land.
The demands of operating in space bring many unique challenges and unforgiving reliability requirements. Spectrum Control’s Class H & K manufacturing facilities deliver space-screened and qualified solutions designed to withstand the harsh environment of space.
With expertise in assembly, integration, SWaP, and miniaturization, we design and manufacture solutions that are optimal for space applications. At Spectrum Control we work with our customers to understand their priorities and challenges in order to achieve their application and budget goals.