York Space Systems, an aerospace company specializing in space segment customer solutions and the manufacturer of standardized spacecraft for deployment, opened its office in the Washington, D.C. area. The new office offers standard government relations, national and commercial systems business development, satellite mission planning, and in-orbit tasking capabilities. Besides allowing customers to task in-orbit satellites prior to purchasing, this office aims to allow York Space Systems to demonstrate mission operations to senior military and government officials.
The new office, officially located in Arlington, Virginia, will also host an operations center, in addition to York’s primary Mission Operation Center at its headquarters in Denver. These centers will allow York to operate spacecraft on-orbit from either location. Many of York’s government customers are in the Washington D.C. area, including the Pentagon, NOAA, and NASA.
“The entire space industry is transforming rapidly and the demand for standardized small satellite platforms is becoming more necessary to address the needs of national security,” said Melanie Preisser, York’s vice president of national systems. “Opening our office here allows York to highlight our advanced spacecraft and mission operations capabilities to the government officials both on Capitol Hill and in the executive branch.”