Space and Communication Systems

Launch Vehicles, Satellite Systems

Space markets are undergoing a renaissance with the development of new launch vehicles and mushrooming growth in new satellite constellations. We are excited about our key roles on virtually every satellite program in the free world including the One Web Constellation.


Valence Surface Technologies provides many different finishes for parts that are used in the space and satellite industries. The processes can range from electroless nickel to gold and silver plate and more. Many of these processes are crucial to the function of the components, so precise application is critical.


Valence has developed special processing procedures to accommodate the requirements of the satellite Industry, and its unique needs. Our specially trained personnel, from maskers to processes and inspectors, often have decades of experience, with a low turnover rate in our plants. We are well known for the plating of satellite wave guides and have the personnel and quality equipment to meet the stringent requirements.


This segment of manufacturing has been a part of Valence’s business for over 25 years.


United Launch Alliance

Delta II
Delta IV
Delta IV Heavy

Atlas V

Blue Origin

New Shepard

Virgin Galactic




Commercial Crew Vehicle


Satellite Communications Systems

Commercial and Defense Communications

Valence supports the major defense and commercial satellite OEMs and maintains key positions on communications systems for the leading providers of commercial aerospace bandwidth including GoGo and ViaSat.


Thales Alenia

Orbital ATK


Space Systems Loral