Mercury Systems Inc. announced it received a $3.1 million order from a manufacturer of commercial space technology solutions for high-reliability RF microelectronics modules designed and screened to space-level performance standards. The order was booked in the company's fiscal 2018 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

The company has a 40 year heritage in the design and manufacturing of space-qualified RF and microwave components, modules and highly integrated subsystems for defense prime contractors, government agencies and commercial companies. Mercury's space-qualified RF microelectronics have been successfully deployed in a wide range of applications including satellites, spacecraft and rover vehicles operating on Mars.

"Mercury is pleased to receive this order from a prominent technology leader developing innovative solutions for space applications," said Charlie Leader, senior vice president and general manager of Mercury's Advanced Microelectronics Solutions group. "With highly skilled engineering and manufacturing resources tightly integrated in the same facility, our Advanced Microelectronics Centers are ideally suited to address the stringent demands of space applications using our commercial RF and microwave technology building blocks. This space domain expertise, combined with our next-generation business model, uniquely positions Mercury as the preeminent commercial supplier of affordable microelectronics for space applications."