Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Brevard’s next challenge in aerospace: develop workforce

Florida’s Space Coast has seen impressive growth in its aerospace and defense industries. The dark days after Atlantis’ final mission in 2011 have given way to a kind of renaissance at the...

Blue Origin clearing land for massive rocket factory

Bulldozers and excavators this week continued clearing land at Kennedy Space Center’s Exploration Park where Blue Origin will build a rocket factory rivaling the area's largest spaceflight facilities. The 475,000 square foot manufacturing...

Space Companies Restore Florida’s Status As Nation’s Launch Pad

The Sunshine State will host as many launches this year as during the Apollo-era. Commercial spaceflight companies like SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (ULA) plan to launch more than 30 rockets from...

​Satellite maker OneWeb to break ground this week on Space Coast

Shortly after announcing its $13 billion merger deal with Intelsat, OneWeb announced that it will kickoff construction for its 100,000-square-foot assembly plant this week. OneWeb, which last spring announced plans to build...

Local companies may see boost in biz with Florida’s growing commercial space industry

David Nesbitt recalls a time when his composites manufacturing company had 80 employees and was booming with business from NASA and defense contracts in the early 2000s. “We were highly involved in NASA’s space shuttle...

‘Aero-Space Coast’ should think big for 2025

Steven Covey’s book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People says “Begin with the End in Mind.” Now is an appropriate time for we the people of Brevard to instruct our political and civic...

Lockheed Martin may add 300 manufacturing jobs in Brevard

Lockheed Martin is planning an expansion for space-related production in Titusville that could add up to 300 jobs over four years. The news comes on the heels of similar expansions being announced over the past...

Lockheed-Boeing rocket venture expands partnership with Bezos’ space firm

United Launch Alliance (ULA), the biggest supplier of rockets for the U.S. military, will ramp up rocket engine work with Amazon.com Inc(AMZN.O) founder Jeff Bezos' space company, the companies said on Thursday. The move...

Fly me to the moon: New space firm expands to Cape Canaveral

A California-based commercial space company is helping refurbish a couple of old, inactive launch complexes in Cape Canaveral to prepare space missions to the moon. Moon Express Inc. announced July 12 that...

Bill would give space industry more time, extend life of ISS

Private companies gearing up to send humans into space would get several more years to develop their projects without having to meet stringent safety standards under a bill the House is expected...
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