SDA picks York Space Systems for T1DES satellites

By Michael Marrow / October 6, 2022 at 4:04 PM
The Space Development Agency has tapped York Space Systems to deliver Tranche 1 Demonstration and Experimentation System satellites, SDA Director Derek Tournear told reporters during a virtual roundtable today. The firm, fixed-price contract totals approximately $200 million for 12 space vehicles that will test critical capabilities for the agency’s forthcoming low-earth orbit data transport constellation. The satellites are set to fly beginning in April 2025 and work on the contract will conclude in fiscal year 2031, Tournear said. T1DES satellites...

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