York Space Systems

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York Space Systems is an aerospace company specializing in small and medium-class spacecraft. Its product portfolio consists of S-class, S/LS-class, S/LS2-class, and S/LX2-class platforms. Its S-Class solution supports a range of missions, including earth observation, weather, and communication.
HQDenver, CO, US
Employee Ratings4.1

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Employees (est.) (May 2022)100(+8%)
Job Openings49
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
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Key People/Management at York Space Systems

Dirk Wallinger

Dirk Wallinger

Kevin Messerle

Kevin Messerle

Chief Financial Officer
Mike Lajczok

Mike Lajczok

Vice President, Mission Solution
Melanie Preisser

Melanie Preisser

Vice President, National Systems
Taylor Finlinson

Taylor Finlinson

Director of Security
Ramon Gutierrez

Ramon Gutierrez

Supply Chain Director
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York Space Systems Office Locations

York Space Systems has an office in Denver
Denver, CO, US (HQ)
1449 7th, Suite 425
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York Space Systems Financials and Metrics

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York Space Systems total Funding

$250 k

York Space Systems latest funding size

$250 k

Time since last funding

6 years ago
York Space Systems's latest funding round in April 2016 was reported to be $250 k. In total, York Space Systems has raised $250 k
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York Space Systems News and Updates

York Space to triple satellite production to meet military and commercial demand

Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall, Space Development Agency Director Derek Tournear and other defense officials on April 4 toured the manufacturing facilities of Denver-based York Space Systems, one of three companies selected to build satellites for the Defense Department’s internet-in-space conste…

Accelerating satellite production timelines improving market health

Satellite makers are hopeful that higher frequency production rates will facilitate more innovation in the market, and fortify supply chains disrupted by the pandemic. While higher volume and lower cost satellite production “doesn’t sound very sexy,” York Space Systems CEO Dirk Wallinger told the Sa…

Satellite supplier with in-house production bid the lowest price for DoD constellation

WASHINGTON — Of the three companies selected by the Space Development Agency to produce 126 satellites, only one, York Space Systems, manufactures satellites in-house.

Space Development Agency Makes Awards for 126 Satellites to Build Tranche 1 Transport Layer

The Space Development Agency (SDA) today announced the awards of three prototype agreements worth approximately $1.8 billion to establish the foundation for Tranche 1 Transport Layer (T1TL), a mesh network of 126 optically-interconnected space vehicles (SV) that will provide a resilient, low-latency…

Smallsat builders York Space Systems & GomSpace agree

Small-satellite manufacturers York Space Systems and GomSpace said scale economies would not be enough to bring their unit costs down to where they need to be, even if both have invested in large-scale manufacturing capability.

York Space Systems building larger LX-CLASS satellite platform

Smallsat specialist York Space Systems is producing a larger satellite platform with double the payload volume of its current spacecraft bus in response to market demand. SpaceNews
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York Space Systems Blogs

Spacecraft builder York Space expands Denver facilities, aims to build satellites in 30 days

May 18, 2021 / CNBC / York Space, which builds spacecraft for customers wanting to operate satellites in orbit, on Tuesday announced an expansion of its production facilities at the company’s headquarters in Denver, Colorado. “This ‘mega facility’ will really be true high-rate production for the dem…

York Space Systems Colorado Mega Factory to Build Hundreds of Satellites at a Time

May 24, 2021 / Cheddar News / Charles Beames, executive chair of York Space Systems, joined Cheddar to discuss the company’s expansion of its ground facility in Denver, Colorado. The aerospace tech firm manufactures the systems essential to spaceflight and satellite construction. Beames said the Col…

SDA Awards Contracts for the First Generation of the Transport Layer

August 31, 2020 / Space Development Agency / SDA announced August 31 two contract awards for the first generation of the Transport Layer. These awards represent one of the first major and highly visible steps toward developing the National Defense Space Architecture’s inaugural tranche (called Tranc…

York Space Systems expands facility to speed up spacecraft production

Octoboer 29, 2019 / SpaceNews / SAN FRANCISCO – York Space Systems announced plans Oct. 29 to expand production facilities for its S-Class satellites. The Denver-based company that currently produces ten to 12 satellites per year will be able to produce 50 satellites in 2020 and hundreds of satellit…

Upending The Space Biz With Satellites For You And You And You

Mar. 10, 2017 /Wired/ Dirk Wallinger leaves his espresso beverage behind and steps out of a coffeeshop on the campus of Denver’s Metropolitan State University. His coat open against the cold, he points across the way to a nearly-constructed structure—the college’s metal-and-glass-fronted Aerospace a…

Senator Bennet Visits York

Jun. 16, 2017 /LinkedIn/ Thank you Senator Bennet! Very exciting to showcase York’s work with MSU and President Dr. Jordan to Senator Bennet today. We were given the opportunity to talk about job training and the tremendous growth opportunities NextSpace presents for the Colorado community while tou…
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York Space Systems Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was York Space Systems founded?

    York Space Systems was founded in 2014.

  • Who are York Space Systems key executives?

    York Space Systems's key executives are Dirk Wallinger, Kevin Messerle and Mike Lajczok.

  • How many employees does York Space Systems have?

    York Space Systems has 100 employees.

  • Who are York Space Systems competitors?

    Competitors of York Space Systems include Blue Origin, Inversion Space and T-Minus Engineering.

  • Where is York Space Systems headquarters?

    York Space Systems headquarters is located at 1449 7th, Suite 425, Denver.

  • Where are York Space Systems offices?

    York Space Systems has an office in Denver.

  • How many offices does York Space Systems have?

    York Space Systems has 1 office.