Astranis’ small, Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) communications satellite will more than triple the amount of current satellite capacity available in Alaska, where 39 percent of the population still has unreliable internet access and will leverage Cobham’s new LeanREL microcontroller and CAN transceiver product offerings.
Cobham’s LeanREL Electronics offer world-class harsh environment performance at a fraction of the normal cost. A full suite of ICs, LeanREL leverages Cobham’s 30+ years of radiation-hardened, QML level reliability, and innovative space systems design expertise to create an unmatched offering. Based on the same QML pedigree and silicon as the company’s renowned HiRel solutions, Cobham’s LeanREL ICs can enable up to 60 percent cost savings to extend mission durations well beyond that of typical off-the-shelf ICs and greatly speeds up time to market through rapid prototyping.
Miki Heller, VP of Business Operations and Strategy at Astranis, said that Cobham’s LeanREL products are a great fit for the company’s Alaska mission. Cobham’s extensive space pedigree helps the firm to meet the reliability targets of this program and their forward-thinking on LeanREL products makes their offerings price-competitive for a satellite of this size.
David Meyouhas, Director of Standard Product Marketing, Space and Semiconductor Products, Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions, added that the company is excited to support Astranis on their journey to bring dependable broadband internet to the people of Alaska and the firm looks forward to providing mission-matched, affordable reliability through the LeanREL products.
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