Voyager Space, a global leader in space exploration, has announced it has been awarded a contract by Millennium Space Systems (Millennium), a Boeing Company, to build 13 Flight Model Star Trackers (µSTAR-250) and two Engineering Models.

Phased delivery is slated for late 2024 through early 2025 to support Millennium’s small satellite constellations programmes.

Voyager’s µSTAR-250 Star Tracker represents the next generation of high-performance trackers, leveraging Scientific CMOS technology to provide very low read noise for optimal accuracy.

Built to deliver precise situational awareness in space, including satellite attitude and rate determination, µSTAR-250’s reliability and radiation tolerance make it ideal for long-duration missions in LEO, MEO, GEO and cislunar orbits. This star tracker has accumulated thousands of hours of space flight heritage on a classified programme.

“We are pleased to have been selected by Millennium Space Systems to support its upcoming mission,” said Frank Morgan, Chief Operating Officer, Voyager Space.

“Our µSTAR-250 Star Trackers represent a significant leap in satellite navigation and performance in the ever-evolving world of space exploration. We look forward to providing Millennium with the tools to strengthen their constellations’ precision, reliability, and adaptability.”

µSTAR-250 can be calibrated on-orbit in real time. Its space-flight-proven software and algorithms utilise the Pyramid Code for star identification and deliver real-time quaternion output. µSTAR-250 can also provide raw image data and be configured for Space Domain Awareness.

American sourced and manufactured in San Diego, Calif., µSTAR-250 is fully compliant with National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2021 domestic sourcing specifications.

Voyager Space’s full line of electro-optic subsystems includes SpaceCam 5MP and 9MP, Coarse and Medium Sun Sensors, in addition to Star Trackers such as the µSTAR-250.
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