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ÅAC Microtec and York Space Systems Announce Agreement to Supply Advanced Avionics for Small Spacecraft Platform

For Release August 8th, 2016, Logan, UT: York Space Systems and AAC Microtec announce a definitive agreement for the supply of advanced command and data handling avionics for York’s S-Class small spacecraft platform. The avionics leverage AAC’s unique design approach with low cost and high reliability. Under the agreement, the electronics will be manufactured by York in the United States; enabling broad reach across US Government and commercial markets.

The first flight sets will be aboard York’s Harbinger mission for a US Government customer, launching Q3 2017, and will be integrated across York’s 20+ platforms currently under formal agreements or LOIs planned for production for commercial and Government customers.

“We are very happy and proud of our partnership with York. This shows the strength of our new product platform. The Sirius products are designed to provide optimal reliability at an attractive price. We look forward to a fruitful and successful cooperation”, says Mikael Andersson, Chief Executive Officer of ÅAC Microtec AB.

“AAC’s design and avionics capabilities are a great fit for our S-Class platform, and our production plans. The products are compact, affordable, and offer an array of interfaces and variety for payload and mission customers, while giving our platforms best-in-class performance. We look forward to developing our great relationship and supporting the successful rollout of our mass production platform with AAC,” says Dirk Wallinger, Chief Executive Officer of York Space Systems.

“AAC Microtec designs world-class avionics meeting demanding on-orbit and deep space performance criteria. York Space demonstrated early on that we could craft a win-win business agreement from our initial meetings at our Mountain View office last November. This effort has established a solid foothold in the US to complement our European and Asian markets.

As a global provider of cost effective fault-tolerant and radiation tolerant systems, AAC Microtec proudly supports the efforts of York Space systems from both our offices in California and in Sweden. We look forward to supporting this rising star in New Space and our mutual growth in the North American space sector” says Michael Carey, President and CEO AAC Microtec North America, Inc.

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