03.03.17 ‑ KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - There's a big project in Brevard County that is expected to bring more than 200 jobs to the Space Coast. OneWeb Satellites was scheduled to hold a groundbreaking Friday for its new facility at Kennedy Space Center, but the event has been postponed.
03.03.17 ‑ It’s been a wild ten days for satellite company OneWeb, which has been planning a big new manufacturing plant near Kennedy Space Center. On Feb. 24, company founder Greg Wyler told a crowd in London that OneWeb has already sold out a large portion of capacity on most of the 600 satellites it’s been planning. Wyler, who lives in Stuart, said OneWeb may soon announce plans for 2,000 more satellites.
03.02.17 ‑ Over a decade, Airbus has been expanding its manufacturing in the U.S. It builds helicopters in Mississippi and Texas and commercial airliners in Alabama. This month, it’s about to break ground this month on a new satellite manufacturing factory in Florida. The satellites built there are for the OneWeb constellation, satellites that will provide global Internet coverage. The project is expected to create more than 3,000 jobs over the next four years.