York Space Systems completes bus commissioning of S-CLASS spacecraft after rapid deployment

York Space Systems, an aerospace company specializing in space segment customer solutions and the manufacture of standardized spacecraft platforms, announced that it has successfully completed bus commissioning of its S-CLASS spacecraft platform.

May 16th, 2019
York Space Systems’ S-CLASS captures its first sunrise shot from orbit.
York Space Systems’ S-CLASS captures its first sunrise shot from orbit.York Space Systems

DENVER, Colo. - York Space Systems, an aerospace company specializing in space segment customer solutions and the manufacture of standardized spacecraft platforms, announced that it has successfully completed bus commissioning of its S-CLASS spacecraft platform from its Multi-Mission Operations Center (M-MOC) located in Denver, Colorado.

The commissioning process occurred at a rapid pace and concluded less than five days after the S-CLASS platform established first contact. The York platform was launched on May 5 as the primary payload.

Over the course of its commissioning on orbit, the S-CLASS platform achieved a multitude of accomplishments including successful first contact and array deployment, successfully communicating with four different advanced technology payloads, and successfully operating and tasking from multiple remote "in-field" mobile locations using York's secure private network. The time span from first hardware to launch site delivery took less than three and a half months.

"This is a momentous occasion for York, not only because we were able to deliver a state-of-the-art industrialized spacecraft in-orbit under an aggressive timeline, but also because this is one major step forward for the smallsat industry," said Dirk Wallinger, CEO of York.

The company will continue to operate the spacecraft from its Multi-Mission Operations Center.

To learn more about York Space Systems and for additional updates on the the S-CLASS platform, please visit: https://www.yorkspacesystems.com/

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