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York Space Systems Fast-Tracks New Commercial Production Facility and Announces Expansion of Dedicated Government Customer Capabilities

Press Release From: York Space Systems
Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2021

York Space Systems (York), a Denver-based aerospace company specializing in manufacturing spacecraft platforms and delivering complete space mission solutions, today announced that it has successfully accelerated its commercial production facility with a new initial production capability in the Denver Tech Center.  All milestones have been met to achieve initial operation this December to expand York's production capability with the ability to produce an additional 70 satellites simultaneously.

"Demand from customers for our flexible and affordable solutions over the past few years has grown exponentially, and it's clear that we needed to accelerate our expansion plans to meet this demand," said Dirk Wallinger, CEO of York. "This newest facility ensures we keep pace with the commercial demand of our S-CLASS and LX-CLASS spacecraft at a scale that nobody else in the industry can match. I am thrilled to be able to announce and recognize the large investment our Board made in January and the steadfast dedication of the whole York team."

In May, York announced the company would be expanding its Manufacturing Technology Center in downtown Denver by adding a new, mega manufacturing facility.

"The plans for the mega facility are currently with the city of Denver for approval," added Wallinger. "Our vision is for our facility in the Tech Center to focus on work for our commercial customers while our downtown campus remains dedicated to the specific requirements of our government customers."

York's new Denver Tech Center facility is 138K square feet. The first floor is exclusively devoted to production, while the second and third floor expands Engineering, Program Management, and Mission Operations. In addition to increasing its manufacturing capabilities, York continues to expand its engineering talent to support numerous missions across the national security and commercial sectors.

About York Space Systems

York Space Systems was founded to radically improve spacecraft affordability and reliability and is leading the industry in transforming and enabling next-generation space mission operations worldwide. York specializes in rapid production of complete mission-ready spacecraft platforms leveraging commercial development applied to numerous government and commercial missions. York's complete solution includes spacecraft production, payload integration, system integration and test, launch services, ground segment services, and mission operations. By leveraging York's existing technology solutions customers can rapidly and responsively get to orbit outpacing competitors. York's proven S-CLASS and LX-CLASS platforms are standardized 3-axis stabilized spacecraft executing ISR, remote proximity, weather, and communication missions for a wide variety of government and commercial customers. It is fully compatible with most launch vehicles, including ground and air-launched, and ground segment providers. When combined with York's cloud-based mission tasking and autonomous operations center, customers get an ultra-low-cost solution for on-demand data collection and analytics. For more information, visit http://www.YorkSpaceSystems.com.

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