Connecting a converged network - mmWave solutions for space


Our RF technology is working hard in space, connecting earth to the stratosphere and beyond

Filtronic is renowned for its proven terrestrial performance and reliability. Leveraging this reputation, we’re pushing boundaries in non-terrestrial applications. From our cutting-edge UK and US facilities, we develop and manufacture RF components and subsystems, specialising in mmWave for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS) applications. Trusted as a long-term supplier to the new space industry, our technologies are deployed in ground stations and payloads.

Our expertise lies in high-performance amplifiers and transceiver modules for mission-critical environments. Clients rely on us to deliver best in class RF solutions that meet their toughest requirements, with proven ability to scale volume to keep pace with large constellation networks.

Filtronic excels in providing highly integrated Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) improvements. Collaborating closely with our customers, we accelerate their market entry, slash development costs, minimise quality costs, and give them a competitive edge. Our high-power, low-latency wireless technologies empower clients to build robust networks in the sky.

Noteworthy achievements include pioneering the first 40Gbps stratosphere-to-ground link and contributing to the world’s inaugural commercial E-Band earth station antenna. These advancements are revolutionising 5G performance and latency in the Satcom market.

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Space Business Development Director

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Mark Whetton

Space Business Development Director

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LEO and HAPS communication networks depend on us

Experts in mmWave (Ka, Ku, Q, V, E, W & D) components and sub-systems, including:

Ground stations

Transceivers and power
amplifiers for ground stations

Inter satellite

Improved SWAP for better
payload utilisation

Low earth orbit

Off-the-shelf & customised RF components/sub-systems for LEO

High altitude pseudo satellites

High performance transceiver modules and amplifiers

RF filters for space

Filtronic’s rich heritage in RF filters for space applications enables us to design and manufacture these critical components, to maximise reliable satcoms and signal integrity amidst the harsh conditions of space. Our filters are designed to withstand the extreme temperatures and environments of space, while effectively attenuating unwanted signals and noise.

They play a crucial role in satellite communication systems globally, enabling precise frequency selection, interference rejection, and signal amplification. Advanced materials and manufacturing techniques are employed to create lightweight, compact filters with high reliability and durability, essential for the success of space exploration and satellite-based services in the vast expanse of the cosmos.

Space RF products


Filtronic’s range of power amplifiers provide market leading linear mmW power. Available in single to N-way configurations, the Cerus power amplifiers deliver unparalleled performance for long range E-Band communications. Cerus  power amplifiers are available as 32, 8, 4 & 1 way E-Band modules. Containing GaAs MMICs performance matched and...

Morpheus X2

Our next generation Morpheus X2 E-Band transceiver module pushes the boundaries of performance even further, supporting linear Tx output power in excess of 24dBm. With a compact low mass form factor this transceiver is ideal for applications where size, weight and power (SWAP) are critical such as telecommunications infrastructure,...

Hades X2

Filtronic’s range of Hades Active Diplexers are designed to allow our customers to reduce the cost of their E-band radios whilst increasing performance.Our Active Diplexers incorporate a configurable range of GaAs PAs & LNAs within an E-Band diplexer, maximizing performance whilst reducing size and weight. Active diplexers can be...

GaN amplifiers

Filtronic GaN amplifiers are manufactured using our in-house high-reliability chip and wire assembly processes. Our GaN power amplifiers offer very high RF power of above 50W, while providing excellent efficiency and superior linearity. Integrated coupled RF output enables pre-distortion and power detection. High-power gallium nitride (GaN) devices are becoming...

Success stories

Transceiver for HAPS – Two-channel, selectable module

Cerus 32 – Highest power (>20W), commercially available E-band SSPACerus 32 –

Redefining E-band power for space & military applications

Space sector news

News 08.02.2024

Filtronic cements position in LEO market with a new follow-on contract for Cerus 32

News 21.09.2023

Filtronic continues penetration of Low Earth Orbit market, with new contract win.

News 07.09.2023

Filtronic win major contract with European Space Agency’s ARTES programme.