High-quality, reliable electronic components are a necessity for space applications. After all, when launching mission-critical equipment and people into space, there is absolutely no room for failure.
It takes high-quality and high-reliability electronic components to meet the rigorous standards required for military and space applications. After all, when launching expensive mission-critical equipment into space or using highly sophisticated electronic warfare devices to protect your citizens, there is no room for failure.
Demand for space-ready components is exponentially increasing, and the technology needed to control and transmit satellite data has changed from mechanically controlled parabolic or dish technology to active electronically steered arrays (AESAs).
Every single system contributes to the success of a space project, so they must maintain high quality and safety standards for long durations. Building and maintaining high-reliability applications is an expensive endeavor, especially if the team needs to send parts back to the ground for repair.