York Space Systems Ships S-CLASS Spacecraft for Launch Ahead of Inaugural Mission

Press Release From: York Space Systems
Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019

York Space Systems, an aerospace company specializing in complete space segment customer solutions and the manufacture of standardized spacecraft platforms, today announced its S-CLASSspacecraft platform has officially been shipped to the launch site for the company's inaugural mission. A major milestone for the company, the platform completed the rigorous Environmental Test Program to obtain official clearance for imminent takeoff on its groundbreaking launch. 

The S-CLASS platform went through intensive environmental testing prior to preparations for launch. Passing through Electromagnetic Self-Compatibility (EMC), Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), 3-Axis Random Vibration and Thermal Vacuum tests, the platform successfully completed the exhaustive evaluation process. Once the S-CLASS arrives at the launch facility, the next step in preparation for launch is for the spacecraft to undergo integration into the launch vehicle's payload fairing. While the S-CLASS is awaiting launch, York Space Systems is readying its Multi-Missions Operations Center in Denver for operation and monitoring of the spacecraft once launched.

"At York Space Systems, our entire focus has been to develop a platform that can not only drastically reduce time and improve access to space but also be a complete cost-effective solution for our customers," said Charles Beames, chairman of York Space Systems. "As a team, we've been working tirelessly and diligently to get this platform off the ground and are eager to see it launch into orbit once it makes its way to the launch site."

This launch will be a crucial stepping stone for York as it moves towards increased production of the platform for customers doing visible spectrum imaging, radio frequency collection, and synthetic aperture radar (SAR). The turnkey solution will offer customers rapid deployment and collection of data. With this universally compatible spacecraft, immediately available Flat-Sats and Mission Operations software, the S-CLASS platform can be selected for use on dedicated launch vehicles, constellation deployment and ride shares. 

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About 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 in Denver. York's complete Space Segment Solution enables customers to leverage York's existing technology solutions to rapidly and responsively get to orbit outpacing competitors. York's S-CLASS industrial-grade platform is a standardized 3-axis stabilized spacecraft capable of supporting 85kg payloads with up to 100W of Orbit Average Power (OAP) and 3,000W peak (Enhanced power system), while reducing the cost of manufacture by an order of magnitude. The S-CLASS spacecraft is fully compatible with all launch vehicles, including ground and air-launched, and ground segment providers.  When optioned with York's cloud-based mission tasking and operations center, an ultra-low-cost solution is available on demand for next generation data collection and analytics companies. For more information, visit

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