York Space Systems
York Space Systems was founded to radically improve spacecraft affordability and reliability, transforming and enabling next generation space mission operations worldwide. Today, it is one of the most innovative aerospace companies, specializing in both end-to-end customer solutions and the manufacture of spacecraft platforms. Let’s get to orbit with York’s turn-key complete mission solutions.
The S-CLASS platform leverages a proprietary design to reduce the cost of manufacture by an order of magnitude. The S-CLASS platform is a 3-axis stabilized spacecraft capable of supporting 85kg payloads with up to 100W of Orbit Average Power (OAP). Designed for mass manufacture and intended for constellations, the S-CLASS supports a wide range of missions including earth observation, weather, and communication; and is capable of steady state operation in any orbit inclination and orientation without redesign. The platform form factor can leverage existing ride-share opportunities on ESPAs, or can be adapted to any of the numerous dedicated small launch vehicles currently under development to significantly reduce launch segment costs.
May 16, 2019 / Forbes / A startup company's new flexible-path spacecraft system is doing well during its first few weeks in orbit. York Space Systems announced Thursday (May 16) that its S-CLASS spacecraft bus passed initial testing or commissioning. All the more...read more
April 19, 2019 / SpaceNews / COLORADO SPRINGS and FREMONT, Calif. – Rocket Lab is preparing to launch in May three U.S. military satellites including the Army Harbinger mission as part of the Defense Department’s Rapid Agile Launch Initiative. Harbinger is designed to...read more
April 2, 1029 / Forbes / CubeSats have opened up low Earth orbit in ways that we couldn't have imagined since the first ones launched in 2003. They've ushered in a revolution of small spacecraft, each optimized to carry out a specific mission using small computer...read more