Terran Orbital Plans Merritt Island, Florida, Commercial Spacecraft and Constellation Facility
The approximately 660,000 square foot, custom designed facility will enable the company to manufacture the entire small satellite life cycle. According to the Governor’s office, this will be the largest satellite manufacturing facility in the world.
“We are pleased to partner with Space Florida,” said Marc Bell, Co-Founder and CEO of Terran Orbital. “Not only will we be able to expand our production capabilities to meet the growing demand for our products, but we will also bring valuable spacecraft manufacturing opportunities and capabilities to the State of Florida by investing more than $300 million in new construction and equipment and creating approximately 2,100 new jobs with an average wage of $84,000 by the end of 2025.”
Located at the LLF on the east side of the runway, Terran Orbital’s campus will provide space vehicle assembly; printed circuit board assembly manufacturing; CNC machining and additive manufacturing; space vehicle module, subsystems, and electro-mechanical assembly; harness and cabling production; and qualification and acceptance testing. The three-building development will also include administrative and office space.
“Florida continues to prove that it is the place to do business and we are proud to be at the center of transformational economic growth,” said Secretary Jamal Sowell. “We welcome Terran Orbital and the investment they will bring to the Space Coast. This is just the beginning. We have yet to scratch the surface of all that our state will bring to the advancement on the final frontier.”
Terran Orbital, a vertically integrated provider of end-to-end satellite solutions, combines satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and in-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil and commercial customers. In addition, Terran Orbital is developing the world’s most advanced Earth Observation Constellation to provide vital capabilities in image responsiveness.
“Space Florida congratulates Terran Orbital on its selection of our Launch and Landing Facility for a new satellite manufacturing complex,” said Space Florida President and CEO Frank DiBello. “This announcement is yet another milestone in Florida’s leadership in space commerce, offering state-of-the-art development at the spaceport.
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