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York Space Systems, Ruag Partner for Space Deployment Solution

By | April 20, 2018
Dirk Wallinger, York Space Systems chief executive, and Peter Guggenbach, RUAG Space chief executive signing the agreement.

Dirk Wallinger, York Space Systems chief executive, and Peter Guggenbach, RUAG Space chief executive signing the agreement. Photo: York Space Systems.

Ruag Space has signed an agreement to become York Space Systems’ sole supplier of separation systems for the S-Class spacecraft platform. As part of the collaboration, Ruag will develop a customized separation system for York’s first mission, Harbinger, which will be launched later this year.

The partnership will further enable York to offer commercial companies a turn-key solution for rapid and affordable complete space collection deployment solutions, according to the companies. Ruag’s separation system will securely attach York’s payloads to any launch vehicle during its journey to space and deliver it safely to orbit with precision.

“Ruag can reflect on more than 640 successful in-orbit separations, and offers a product range that meets the needs of all types of satellites. With York Space Systems, we have found a valued partner in the small satellite industry, and we can play a major role in in the rapid launch capability that is on the rise,” said Peter Guggenbach, CEO of Ruag Space. “York’s S-Class platform is extremely versatile across missions and launch vehicles, and as such requires an equally flexible product supply. Jointly, we are able to meet the demands of today’s market.”