Small satellite manufacturer and mission services provider Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) has purchased RF antenna manufacturer, Antenna Development Corporation (AntDevCo), the company said.
As a vertically integrated company, the acquisition plays a key role in BCT incorporating antennas into their design and manufacturing capabilities portfolio. Prior to the acquisition, BCT was a primary customer for AntDevCo, procuring more than 60 antennas, 11 of which are currently on-orbit on 5 different spacecraft. The easily customizable, compact antennas will be designed in-house for use on future small satellite builds.
By bringing the RF communications system model in-house, technical risk is reduced, and capabilities are advanced. The acquisition will aid in the implementation of additional cost-effective practices such as streamlining procurement schedules, provide better integrated modeling, and offer improvements in communication solutions.
Equipment and test capabilities will also be advanced as part of acquisition. Stemming from the equipment transfer, BCT will now have a devoted Antenna Test Lab. BCT will gain access to more than 40 years of experience of antenna design, manufacture and test for antennas used from LEO to Deep Space.
Blue Canyon Technologies, Inc., (BCT) a Colorado-based private company founded in 2008 to bring innovative, reliable and affordable solutions to space missions, is an experienced integrator of aerospace systems and developer of advanced aerospace products and technologies. BCT is a vertically integrated spacecraft manufacturer supporting nearly 40 unique missions with over 70 spacecraft. The company currently has more than 60 satellites in production and is developing a new 80,000-square-foot facility for high rate production.