Smallsat builders York Space Systems & GomSpace agree: Volume production isn’t key to cost reduction

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Small-satellite manufacturers York Space Systems and GomSpace said scale economies would not be enough to bring their unit costs down to where they need to be, even if both have invested in large-scale manufacturing capability.

“The difference between 10 units and two units is not a reduction in cost by half,” said Dirk Wallinger, chief executive of Colorado-based York, which is building 138,000-square-foot addition to its Denver facility to handle up to several thousand satellites per year.

“I . . .

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