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Source: AST&Science

Texas Spaceport in Heart of Oil Country will Launch Micro-Satellites in 2019

Newly completed factory will produce and launch up to 100,000 seven-ounce satellites a year at its Midland space facility, schedules first launches for 2019 From Engineering.com A new satellite factory has opened in the heart of Texas—and it promises to revolutionize satellite production. AST&Science will manufacture its Micron LEO satellites at the Midland International Air and Spaceport. The company expects to invest $30 million in the 85,000 square foot facility, which will also create 160 high-tech jobs. It will also move its corporate headquarters from Miami, Florida to Midland. Construction of the facility is complete, and the company aims to start producing the Microns shortly—the first satellites will be launched for orbital tests in 2019. Midland is the first airport with regular air passenger service in the United States to be certified by the FAA as a spaceport—meaning it will be able to host aircraft and spacecraft. The factory will be used to design,[Read More…]

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