SEAKR is a leading supplier of advanced, state-of-the-art, spacecraft electronics specializing in designing and manufacturing highly customized systems including Digital Channelizer/Beamformers, Modems, Software-Defined Radios, High Performance Payload Processors, Modular Command and Data Handling Systems, Solid State Recorders and Mod-Mesh ®-a Space VPX architecture.
With knowledge depth spanning over 30 years fielding high-performance space borne electronics for multiple spacecraft platforms and manned space, we employ proven radiation mitigation techniques meriting “first to fly” on numerous commercial devices in many orbits.
SEAKR’s products are on the International Space Station, orbiting the earth and have traveled to Jupiter. Our electronics help explore Earth’s atmosphere and relay climate and operational weather data critical to global change science. As part of NASA’s JUNO mission, we are enabling data collection about new planet formation in our solar system.
In addition to space exploration, we help protect our citizens here and stationed abroad. Our work collectively fortifies United States (U.S.) intelligence by relaying information about weather, global mapping and image storage. Defending our country gives us tremendous pride both in our work and our products. SEAKR is honored to contribute to improving the U.S. Battle network by advancing space-based capabilities in electronics.
As space exploration funding evolves commercially, SEAKR continues to partner with other industry leaders in providing world wide satellite communications networks.
In all areas: Commercial, government, domestic and abroad SEAKR is positioned to support space exploration and communication today and beyond.
SEAKR’s story – The American way
In 1981, Ray Anderson, a newly retired Air Force Colonel and his eldest son Scott, both worked at Rockwell International, though not directly together. After years in the military, and a job affording little mental challenge, Ray began envisioning new possibilities in memory systems. Seeing an opportunity to realize advancing technology, he and Scott embarked upon establishing a new space company.
Together they sat down at the family dinner table and begin flipping through a bulky government catalog of Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grants. Presenting itself, was a SBIR for a Solid State Recorder (SSR), the first of its kind. Scott knew immediately he could build it, and if they worked to align with Ray’s critical contacts, they could shape something great. After a successful start, Ray’s second and third sons, Eric and Kurt, soon joined helping make SEAKR what it is today.
SEAKR’s first SBIR contract launched our dominance in the SSR market as the preeminent space-qualified memory provider. We have since grown in size and evolved our product capabilities. Today, SEAKR’s product line now includes space-qualified processors, power supplies, command and data handling systems, and avionics, all pushing the bounds of possibility in technology capability.
At SEAKR we remember and deeply value our roots of foundation, it permeates who we are. We continue trajectory today, as a forward thinking company based on innovation, determination, hard work and ability to make new advancements that enable new possibilities in space.
Who We Are
SEAKR is an innovation trendsetter of space-qualified electronics.
We were started by a family, are still run by a family, and consider our employees part of our family. At SEAKR, we deeply value our employee contributions, recognizing collectively as a team, we fortify global leadership in advanced space electronics.
Our team members are the backbone of our success. In space, a system is only rated as high as its weakest part. SEAKR is no different; we are a sum of our parts. Our success hinges upon our team’s unified hard work, determination and perseverance. These traits are our greatest allies.
The industry-wide respect SEAKR merits is earned and built through every customer, every program, every day and by every SEAKR employee. Our products are our bond; in space there are no do-overs.
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Quality is embedded within SEAKR and is the foundation to how we do business…
Our product quality is essential for ensuring our company’s success and enabling our customer’s ability to reach goals on time with minimized risk. This premise permeates our culture and is evident in over 30 years heritage successfully evolving space electronics technologies. With nearly 300 flight units delivered to customers fully specification compliant, and a 100% on-orbit success rate established and maintained by SEAKR, we live and breath an unyielding commitment to quality.
SEAKR offers consistent performance attributed to experienced heritage and in-depth technical knowledge balanced with an affordable, hands-on approach to delivering customized solutions for our customers. We staff highly-qualified personnel for the duration of all programs, staffing individuals whose experience directly matches the needs of individual programs. In tandem, our 100,500 square-foot SEAKR campus in the Denver Tech Center is intentionally designed for developing and manufacturing spacecraft electronics. Our facilities uniquely integrate engineering design, test and production allowing all flight builds to be done in-house. This close coupling effectively helps ensure the quality SEAKR is known for and maximizes efficiency with reduced development time and cost. This exemplifies the ideality of SEAKR’s mid-sized structure.
At SEAKR, we consistently focus whole-heartedly to manage and deliver the best in quality at all times, recognizing cutting corners to lower costs has detrimental consequences both technically and financially to programs. We enable our customer’s success through an ideal balance of delivering quality products paired with necessary management to deliver effectively. SEAKR strikes balance where bureaucratic, top-heavy organizations often struggle.
SEAKR’S QUALITY MANUAL IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
SEAKR IS THIRD-PARTY CERTIFIED FOR AS9100 COMPLIANCE.
The SEAKR Foundation was established to help veterans with experiences like Tim Vogt.
Mr. Vogt, a 10 year veteran of the Navy, lay on his back unable to move after falling nearly 1.5 stories during combat in the Persian Gulf. While he survived that day, he returned home with a destroyed body leaving him ill-equipped to immediately provide for his family. Feeling hopeless and overwhelmed, Mr. Vogt said “I considered eating a bullet.” During this critical juncture, the SEAKR Foundation connected with Mr. Vogt and his family, helping ensure his service was honored and his family cared for.
The SEAKR Foundation is a non-profit labor of love for SEAKR CEO Ray Anderson. Ray himself a veteran, deeply understands the multitude of hardships awaiting a military family when a spouse/parent is wounded or killed while fighting for our freedoms. The SEAKR Foundation “adopts” Colorado military families who’s loved one was killed or injured in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan. Each adopted family is met with and cared for individually. Bills are paid, childcare arranged, interviews lined up, counseling provided and anything the family requires is looked after by the SEAKR Foundation. To date, 99% of all funds raised by the SEAKR Foundation have gone directly to the care of these military families.
When the SEAKR Foundation connected with Tim Vogt he was both physically and mentally shattered. Today, Mr. Vogt is able to pay his bills and provide for his family with a roof overhead. In his words, “feel like a man again.” SEAKR believes our veterans have done more for this country than any other group and should not suffer alone. The SEAKR Foundation strives to ensure they don’t suffer at all.
Please join us in support by going to SEAKR FOUNDATION.