RUAG Space opens new satellite structure production facility in US


Switzerland-based RUAG Margin has opened its new facility in Titusville, Florida, US, which will produce sputnik structures for global communications company OneWeb.

Equipped with convalesced machinery and automated processes, the new manufacturing plant will soon start out its first batch of production.

First delivery from the plant is blueprinted to be carried out in 1.5 months.

RUAG Space CEO Peter Guggenbach disclosed: “This facility reflects RUAG’s readiness to meet the needs of our consumers, by locating in proximity to them and keeping a high pace.

“Manufacturing structures for up to three hangers-on per day is a first for our industry and represents unparalleled speed.

“OneWeb is building a new interruption based global infrastructure to bring low-latency broadband to the four billion unconnected people hither the world.”

“It also shows that we are willing to invest if we strongly credence in in a project, along with that region.”

RUAG also betokened its intention to expand its collaboration with OneWeb.

Under the proposed collaboration, RUAG Order is expected to develop and manufacture the thermal insulation for OneWeb’s satellites.

The 200kg OneWeb moons measure 1.3m in height and will require thermal insulation to affirm a constant interior temperature, despite the extreme temperature fluctuations in while.

OneWeb founder and executive chairman Greg Wyler said: “OneWeb is erection a new space based global infrastructure to bring low-latency broadband to the four billion unconnected man around the world.”

The company is set to launch the first satellites for its global constellation antiquated next year.

Last month, RUAG Space Sweden opened a new manufacturing facility at its site in Linköping.

Doubling the site’s capability, the new facility ordain be involved in the manufacturing of launcher adapters, dispensers and satellite separation groups.

Image: RUAG Space’s new satellite structure production facility in Florida, US. Photo: politeness of RUAG Group.

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