Asteroid Institute taps York Space for low-cost asteroid tracking

The B612 Foundation’s Asteroid Institute has partnered with York Space Systems for the possible development of a low-cost, space-based asteroid tracking system. The B612 Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to asteroid-impact risk mitigation. Last year, the foundation launched the Asteroid Institute, a scientific and technical body focused on collaboration with major universities and research centers around the globe in asteroid tracking. The Asteroid Institute is tasked with creating a “dynamic

York Space Systems brings standardized satellites to the space data frontier

Editor's note: The Enterprise Orbit was formally called The Downlink. This story has not been updated to reflect the name change. The cost of launching data-gathering satellites into space is about to get a lot cheaper, if Dirk Wallinger has his way. Wallinger is CEO and co-founder of York Space Systems, a two-year old company based in Colorado that promises to radically reduce a few of the astronomically high price