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Mission

To make space more accessible and sustainable by providing world-class in-space mobility solutions to our customers and partners

Accessible
Space is a natural resource that should be available for the good of all humanity.
In-Space Mobility
Mobility is enabled through hardware, software and services, allowing for safe and reliable movement in space.
Sustainable
We believe in a sustainable in-space ecosystem that will require deep partnerships with like-minded businesses to achieve.
Facilities

Benchmark Space Systems operates out of our headquarters on Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT, with an additional facility in Pleasanton, CA, and offices in the United Kingdom.

Burlington, VT - Systems engineering, analysis, test production of cubesat and microsat products, quality and supply chain management

Pleasanton, CA - Production of ESPA and OTV products, technology development, hot-fire test facility

Aylesbury, England - Westcott Innovation Centre -UK and EU production, operations and program execution

Capabilities

- ISO Class 7 Cleanrooms

- Laminar Flow Hoods

- ESD S20.20 Compliant Workstations

- Component Cleaning and Passivation Lab

-Thermal vacuum chamber  
     -Vacuum level capability of 10-7 Torr
     -Temperature range of -40 to 80 Celsius

-Vacuum Chamber Hot-Fire Thrust Stand
     -Thrust level capability of 10 mN to 3 N
     -Vacuum level capability of 10-3 Torr

-Environmental Chambers
     -Temperature range of -40 to 150 Celsius

-Helium Leak Detectors

-Pressure Vessel Proof & Burst Test Station

-Electronics and Software Test Bench
     -Automated software testing
     -Temperature
     -Mass and volumetric flow rate
     -Pressure

-Pneumatic Pressure Test Station
     -Pressures up to 10,000psi

-Ambient Hot-Fire Test Stands (2)
     -Thrust level capability of 1N to 450N



 

- Finite Element Analysis  
     - ANSYS Mechanical Enterprise
     - SolidWorks Simulation

- Computational Fluid Dynamics
     - ANSYS Fluent
     - SolidWorks Flow Simulation

- COMSOL Multiphysics

- In-house modeling and simulation codes

- Thermal Desktop
    - FloCAD
    - RadCAD

- IPC-A-610
- J-STD-001
- IPC/WHMA-A-620

Vermont

California

United Kingdom

Expert Leadership Team

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Ryan McDevitt
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer
Matt Shea
Chief Operating Officer
Wesley Grove
Chief Commercial Officer
Chris Carella
Chief Technology Officer
Jake Teufert
Executive Vice President of Mission Success
Peter Woodson
Vice President of European Operations/ UK Managing Director
Mark Arthur
Vice President of Electric Propulsion
Kent Frankovich
Chief Engineer
Mark McElroy

Company History

2017
Benchmark Space Systems founded in S. Burlington, VT
2020
Benchmark acquires Tesseract Space in Bay Area, CA
2021
Halcyon Heritage Mission (s) with 1N monopropellant thrusters launches on SpaceX Transporter-2 rideshare mission
2021
Starling Heritage Mission with cold gas propulsion launches on Firefly Alpha-1, does not reach orbit
2022
Benchmark Space Systems UK Ltd established
2022
Halcyon Avant Heritage Mission with four 22N bipropellant thrusters launches aboard SpaceX Starlink 4-20 to propel Spaceflight's Sherpa-LTC 2
2022
Benchmark acquires Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation's Metal Plasma Thruster technology and launches first electric propulsion offering, Xantus
2023
Xantus Heritage Mission with metal plasma thruster technology launches on SpaceX Falcon 9 Transporter-6, to propel USSF RROCI Demonstration Mission, does not deploy
2023
Benchmark expands to 40,000 square-foot HQ with world-class tech and manufacturing capabilities
2024 and Beyond
Missions scheduled for 2024 and beyond
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