NSLComm, a company co-founded by CEO Raz Itzhaki and Chief Engineer Daniel Rockberger, selected York to develop full satellite systems of nano- to mid-class ESPA-size satellites with advanced communication capabilities at high frequencies to provide high throughput and IoT applications. The satellites will offer capabilities in the realm of connectivity, backhauling, IoT applications and more.
NSLComm has a history of developing patented technology that reduces the cost of communications and greatly enhances link bandwidth, enabling one gigabit per second of communications from smallsats. NSLComm’s communication solution entails key components such as an expandable antenna that is deployed in space and a flexible sub reflector that compensates for any reflector shapes.
York Space Systems has a strong track record of building and operating small satellites and is currently engaged in spacecraft assembly, integration, and servicing. It is also expanding rapidly and recently unveiled a manufacturing facility in Denver, Colorado that is three times the size of its previous plant.
NSLComm is poised to offer this unique platform to both commercial and government customers in the United States and globally. The two companies have established technical working groups to design the communication interfaces between York’s S-CLASS bus and NSLComm’s Ka band communication payload and are now approaching potential customers.
“We selected York because it can offer compact and highly capable systems that are naturally combined,” Rockberger added.
Michael Lajczok, York’s VP of Mission Solutions, stated, “Through a combination of our S-CLASS bus and NSLComm’s state of the art communications technology, we believe our satellites will fill the need for faster satellite communications around the world.”