Space Journey

Space Qualified Electronics from Avionics and Navigation
to SATCOM and Transponders

Technician inspects printed circuit board assembly for quality

The New Space Race

The New Space Race is in the form of satellites, spacecraft payloads, and launch vehicles. With a key emphasis on quality and high-reliability electronics manufacturing, Naprotek finds itself at a unique intersection in the Space industry.

It’s Rocket Science

The Space industry has leveraged existing best-in-class quality standards including AS-9102, AS-9100, ISO-9001 and a host of IPC-specific requirements to meet the stringent demands of their systems. Naprotek uses multiple, dedicated quality stages to evaluate the product as it flows through production. It leverages optical, mechanical and X-ray inspection to ensure high-quality assemblies at sub-micron level accuracies.

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Space Qualified Electronics

Manufacturing Critical Electronics
for Low-Earth Orbit Satellites 

The Space industry has since been categorized by orbital altitudes as low-earth, medium-earth and geosynchronous earth orbits (LEO, MEO, GEO). From there, the paths of the satellites have been further delineated by their constellation including number of satellites in each plane. Naprotek's customers are placing satellites into LEO at an unprecedented frequency to build “mega-constellations” of communications satellites.

 

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Naprotek has the certifications, registrations and standard compliances needed to be a trusted partner in the Space industry.  Naprotek's space-qualified compliance includes aerospace certifications, mil-aero registrations, J-STD-001 standard with Space Addendum, and more.

Designed for Failsafe
Fault-Tolerant Operation

Whether it’s a rocket, platform, or payload, space-qualified electronics are complex and are designed for failsafe or fault-tolerant operation to resist a host of environmental challenges including extreme temperature variations and radiation exposure.

  • Antenna Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Engine Controls
  • Ground Stations & Terminals
  • Launch Vehicles
  • Navigation Systems
  • Propulsion Systems
  • SATCOM
  • Sensors
  • Telemetry Modules
  • Transponders

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Naprotek's high reliability solutions withstand extreme conditions; shock, radiation, and extended life.

Naprotek provides space qualified electronics enabling consistent and reliable operation of fault-tolerant systems that control key elements of rocket propulsion. These electronic controllers manage the most powerful, liquified natural gas fueled rocket engines ever developed. 

Daniel Everitt CEO of Naprotek, NexLogic Technology, and SemiGen

Our team has a proven history of manufacturing reliable systems for advanced electronics on commercial and military space applications.   Space partners have selected us to ensure that their fail safe electronics are built to the highest standards in the industry.

We understand that the Space industry is growing at a rapid pace and that new vehicles and systems will be developed which require our expert team and capabilities in our factories.  We look forward to the challenge!

We have delivered electronics for LRU's (line replaceable units) that have successfully completed missions to space and in development of devices for space flights scheduled for deep space exploration.

Surface Mount Technology (SMT) line for printed circuit board assembly

These subsystems provide precision control of guidance, navigation and fuel systems, and communications systems that extend from 5G wireless networks, gateways, and terrestrial base stations, to SATCOM terminals and space rated transponders and antennas.

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Satellite in Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
Satellite engineering,  development, and modeling
SemiGen electronics manufacturing operator
Manufacturing electronics for space qualified satellites and launch vehicles.

With a key emphasis on quality and high-reliability electronics manufacturing, Naprotek is at a unique intersection in the Space industry. There is an accelerating demand for services in building Space-qualified printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) at quick-turn velocity, while leveraging established quality systems not found at traditional prototyping servicers. Naprotek uses multiple, dedicated quality stages to evaluate the product as it flows through production. It leverages optical, mechanical and X-ray inspection to ensure high-quality assemblies at sub-micron level accuracies. Naprotek’s commitment to quality is best visualized as the overlap between quick turn and high-reliability electronics manufacturing services.

History of Success

With a 25-year history of building highly reliable and intrinsic quality workmanship, Naprotek’s purpose-built factory is ideal for Space-qualified electronics across a spectrum of technologies. The company’s resources across program and supply chain management, engineering, and operations are keenly focused on building electronic circuit board assemblies for Space systems including satellites, payloads and launch vehicles. Its factory has completed electronics manufacturing for “flight-ready” electronics that successfully have flown to LEO & GEO planetary stations. Naprotek’s commitment is to consistently deliver electronics assemblies to the highest standards that produce first time right, fail-safe devices that are inspected from early prototypes, first article, and flight-ready volume production.

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Contact us at your convenience to learn more about our capabilities for serving the Space industry. 

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