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Monday, March 14, 2016
California space factory to step up production to hundreds of satellites each year
Millennium Space Systems has officially broken ground on Phase-3 of its
manufacturing & production plan, building out an additional
35,000 square feet at its existing spacecraft factory in El Segundo,
Calif., located two miles south of LAX and adjacent to the Los Angeles
Air Force Base and the Aerospace Corporation. The expansion,
anticipated to be completed by mid-summer of this year, also
encompasses additional space to broaden the company's existing onsite
mission operations, rapid prototyping, internal research and
development laboratories and high-tech workspace.
Dubyn, Millennium's Chairman & CEO, commented, "with this
Phase-3 facility expansion, we're putting into place the additional
manufacturing & production processes and infrastructure to build
hundreds of satellites each year, sparked by the work started with us
by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, on the SeeMe
Program, where the demand was to provide a sustaining capability to
build 24 satellites on 90-day call-ups. We just hit our second year
at the new spacecraft factory - this next big step adds to our
capacity to continue designing, manufacturing, testing, delivering,
and operating a wide range of satellites and components from our
ALTAIR and AQUILA platform lines."