Satnews Daily
September 12th, 2018

Major Wins for Mission Microwave

Mission Microwave Technologies, LLC,  has received substantial orders and design wins from a range of top-tier system integrators in the government and commercial satellite communications markets.

Major customer wins include applications for Ku-band BUCs across the 25 to 400 watt range. These BUCs are used on extremely lightweight, fly-away and mobile terminals, including vehicular mounted terminals that are part of a nationwide first responder network.  Other customer wins include system integrators of innovative flat panel antennas and lightweight deployable network terminals.
Mission Microwave ships high power Ka-band BUCs for fixed and mobile applications, such as the Dart, Stinger, Javelin, and Titan platforms, to bring tremendous weight savings and performance to the firm's terminal designs for power ranges of 10 to 200 Watts in commercial and government bands.  Recently, two major suppliers of maritime terminals announced new high throughput 10 Watt terminals compatible with Inmarsat's Global Xpress network that are based on Mission Microwave products. Other recent Ka-band wins include high power BUCs for large gateway terminals for use in wideband global satellite networks.

Executive Comment

Francis Auricchio, the President and CEO of Mission Microwave, said that since Mission Microwave founding more than four years ago, the company has made steady progress in winning the confidence and contracts of the leading suppliers of SATCOM terminals for use in ground, air and maritime services. The company can foresee building on this solid foundation of customer validation to expand the presence and availability of products to more markets segments that benefit from Mission Microwave products’ superior performance and remarkable benefits in Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP). The satellite terminal market in X-, Ku-, and Ka-band increasingly demands the reliability of SSPAs to replace tube amplifiers across the entire range of mobile, fixed, and transportable satellite terminals. Mission Microwave has proven its technology and ability to deliver and support the ground terminal market as it continues to expand in support of increased in-orbit capacity across a variety of global satellite network architectures.