OneWeb Satellites plans major manufacturing hub in Exploration Park

CAPE CANAVERAL — OneWeb Satellites, a company working to create satellite based communications network capable of delivering internet connectivity globally, will be locating a 100,000-square-foot satellite manufacturing facility on Florida’s Space Coast at Exploration Park just south of Kennedy Space Center.

Funded by technology entrepreneur and former Google executive Greg Wyler, OneWeb Satellites will design, build and launch an extensive network of small, low earth orbit satellites that will enable the delivery of internet services to every corner of the Earth at a low cost. These satellites will be manufactured at the Space Coast facility and will be mass produced utilizing fewer components making them lighter and easier to launch.

According to the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, the company plans to make a capital investment of nearly $85 million and projects the creation of 250 high tech manufacturing and engineering jobs with an average wage of $65,579 within five years. The annual projected economic impact is estimated to be in excess of $36 million upon project completion.

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Brian Holz, CEO of OneWeb Satellites said, “I’m really pleased that we have selected Florida for our new manufacturing, assembly and test operations facility. In addition to the factory development, Space Florida has also offered significant investment in our test equipment. We anticipate many of our suppliers to locate nearby given the unique nature of our operations and the pro-business climate offered by Florida. The facility will be a big part of our ability to lower satellite costs and speedily move forward and together with Airbus Defense and Space to grow the business long term. It will directly benefit OneWeb’s customers.”

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Source: Area Development

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