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York Completes Acquisition of GN&C Developer Emergent Space Technologies

By Jeffrey Hill | June 8, 2023
York Space Systems' platform. Photo: The Denver Post

A York Space Systems platform. Photo: The Denver Post

York Space Systems has completed the acquisition of Emergent Space Technologies, a developer of mission software and Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) solutions for multi-spacecraft missions headquartered in Maryland with offices in Austin, Texas.

York said that Emergent’s 20-year history in software development, integration, and testing will enhance the company’s mission software capabilities and its mission solution designs for defense, civil, and intelligence community programs.

Last year, Emergent was named as one of a group of Space Development Agency (SDA) fixed price Other Transaction Authority contract winners worth $1.3 billion for 28 satellites — 14 by each company — for Tranche 1 of the SDA’s Tracking Layer to detect, identify, and monitor advanced missiles.

“We view the continued growth of our software capabilities as a critical step in expanding York’s offerings and accelerating our ability to execute for all our customers. This major acquisition ensures the right technology and resources are immediately available to deliver exceptional end-to-end mission solutions on time and at the fixed prices each of our customers expects,” York CEO Dirk Wallinger said in a statement. “Emergent’s 20-year legacy of delivering groundbreaking space system software complements York’s relentless focus on rapidly delivering space systems to orbit. No two companies have been better aligned to meet government and commercial needs through innovation, process rigor, and mission knowledge.”

Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.