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White Paper: Space and Beyond - Technology and the Space-based Data Chain

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WHITE PAPER Space and Beyond: Commercial Technology and the Space-based Data Chain mrcy.com 9 Learn more Visit: mrcy.com/space Contact: space.qualified@mrcy.com The Mercury Systems logo is a registered trademark of Mercury Systems, Inc. Other marks used herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Mercury products identified in this document conform with the specifications and standards described herein. Conformance to any such standards is based solely on Mercury 's internal processes and methods. The information contained in this document is subject to change at any time without notice. © 2023 Mercury Systems, Inc. 8211.00E-0623-wp-Space_Storage MADE IN USA Corporate Headquarters 50 Minuteman Road Andover, MA 01810 USA +1 978.967.1401 tel +1 866.627.6951 tel +1 978.256.3599 fax International Headquarters Mercury International Avenue Eugène-Lance, 38 PO Box 584 CH-1212 Grand-Lancy 1 Geneva, Switzerland +41 22 884 51 00 tel SUMMARY The evolution of microelectronics in the space data chain is driven by advancements in system packaging and the availability of high-per forming COTS hardware. This has shor tened the development-to-deployment timeframe and has lowered costs as compared to traditional systems, which is par ticularly beneficial for developers and manufacturers of LEO systems because they have a shor ter operational life span and their networks may require numerous satellites. It is also driving the transition to space data chain technology that is smaller, faster, and more power ful—from data recorders to RF microwave amplifiers to frequency conver ters to power supply cards, direct RF conver ters, flash memor y, custom multichip modules, processing cards, and more. The replacement of traditional space technology with these new microelectronic solutions will greatly benefit government and industr y assets such as LEO satellites, radiation-hardened weapons, aircraft, ground-based command and control, launch vehicles, and space exploration missions. However, it is of utmost impor tance that this technology is reliable and designed to overcome SWaP restraints, cosmic radiation, extreme temperatures, and other space-based factors. Mercur y Systems has more than 40 years of histor y providing quality space-based products—including an RF microwave product line that has flown, without failure, on ever y Mars rover mission and a data recorder currently on board the International Space Station. In 2022, Mercur y opened a new 150,000-square-foot facility in Phoenix, Arizona, dedicated to state-of-the-ar t custom microelectronics packaging. This facility is accredited by the DMEA and will provide secure packaging for the Depar tment of Defense's State-of-the- Ar t Heterogenous Integrated Packaging (SHIP) program. Our facilities and histor y of innovation—combined with key par tnerships with commercial leaders such as Intel, AMD, Micron, and Nvidia—allow Mercur y to offer space-level solutions based on commercially developed technology with shor ter deployment times and reduced costs. Read more about space-based data recorders or other microelectronics from Mercur y Systems, or contact us at space.qualified@mrcy.com.

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