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Voyager’s Space Micro Announces Flight Orders for ProtonVPX-Box™ Avionics Platform

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
Space Micro
April 14, 2023
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Voyager’s Space Micro Announces Flight Orders for ProtonVPX-Box™ Avionics Platform<br>VPX-BoxPR 2
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Space Micro Inc., powered by Voyager Space, today announced flight orders for its newly released ProtonVPX-Box™. This modular platform can be configured for multiple applications such as Command & Data Handling, Propulsion Control, Solid State Digital Data Recording, High Speed Data or RF and Digital Signal Processing. Space Micro is under contract to deliver flight hardware to two different customers by the end of 2023.

The ProtonVPX-Box is a rugged aluminum chassis with multiple individual card slots that connect to a high speed SpaceVPX backplane.

The high-performance Proton600K™, an advanced, radiation-hardened 3U SpaceVPX single board computer whose design includes a Fully Depleted Silicon on Insulator (FD-SOI) processor incorporating eight ARM Cortex cores, anchors a baseline 5-slot configuration. Additional functions, based on Space Micro’s existing library of circuits, include solid-state recorders, digital I/O, analog I/O, power switches and power supplies are also available.

ProtonVPX-Box’s high-speed backplane allows Space Micro to combine its high-performance processor with its state-of-the-art RF communications technologies to address a wide range of complex signal processing applications.

“Space Micro’s ProtonVPX-Box is an exciting enabling technology for our customers. Customers can configure a ProtonVPX-Box using our extensive catalog of circuits and have the option of adding their own 3U VPX cards, too,” said David Czajkowski, Space Micro CEO.

The ProtonVPX-Box space avionics platform – sourced and manufactured by Space Micro in San Diego, CA – is radiation tolerant, programmable on orbit and suitable for LEO, GEO, HEO and MEO orbits as well as cislunar missions.

About Space Micro Inc.

Space Micro Inc., powered by Voyager Space and based in San Diego, CA, is an engineering-driven supplier of affordable, high-performance, radiation-hardened communications, electro-optics, and digital systems for use in commercial, civil, and military space applications around the world. Space Micro solutions include Telemetry, Tracking and Command (TT&C) transmitters, mission data transmitters, space cameras, star trackers, image processors, Command & Data Handling (C&DH) systems and laser communications systems.

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About Voyager Space

Voyager Space (Voyager) is a space technology company dedicated to building a better future for humanity in space and on Earth. With nearly 20 years of spaceflight heritage and over 1550 successful missions as of March 2023, Voyager delivers space station infrastructure and services and technology solutions to commercial users, civil and national security government agencies, academic and research institutions, and more, with the goal to accelerate a sustainable space economy.

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