York Space Systems Establishes Successful Communications with BANE Commercial Mission Hours After Launch

DENVER, Dec. 4, 2023 ~ On December 1, York Space Systems (York), a Denver-based aerospace company, successfully deployed and made contact with its BANE spacecraft hours after launch. The satellite was launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base and York confirmed successful first contact -- on the first attempt -- within three hours following launch/deployment. All spacecraft systems are healthy and safe.

This commercial mission showcases York's ability to serve as an end-to-end solution provider, integrating satellite design, construction, launch services, software, and ground segments. The mission emphasizes York's commitment to delivering comprehensive solutions aligned with the dynamic needs of the space industry at a pace unmatched in the industry.

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"We are proud to have successfully executed another commercial mission," said Melanie Preisser, Executive Vice President at York Space Systems. "Our ultra-streamlined commercial acquisition and execution approach enables us to meet the evolving demands of our government and commercial customers."

York's integrated approach is tailored to align with the rapidly evolving demands of the market, increasing demand for American made hardware and software while emphasizing swift execution without compromising on quality. The success of the BANE mission underscores York's ability to effectively leverage existing production lines, rapid scale, and streamlined acquisition to meet urgent requirements of government and commercial customers.

The BANE mission carries two commercial payloads from CACI International Inc., including a Resilient Position Navigation and Timing (PNT) system and an Optical Communications demonstration.
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