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Airbus OneWeb joint venture OneWeb Satellites opens first high-volume satellite facility

OneWeb Satellites’s new facility is located in Exploration Park, Florida, a space leased by NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Occupying 105,500 sq ft, the factory has two production lines capable of producing the 150 kg spacecraft.

In the company’s press release, the site was said to be the first ever to apply industrial mass production techniques to the building of satellites, with the benefit of reducing costs and production times. In line with its goals of making space technology more accessible, OneWeb Satellites claims that two of the 60 kg payload satellites can be delivered a day, one per production line.

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