Boeing to expand satellite factory

Boeing Satellite Systems (BSS) is expanding and remodelling its one-million-square-foot satellite factory to accommodate new business and the transfer of satellite manufacturing from other parts of Boeing. Within the existing factory, one-third of 100,000 square foot high bay space for satellite integration and test will be expanded. Boeing Satellite Systems is a unit of the Boeing Company. BSS, with a current satellite backlog valued at about USD 4.8 billion, has more than 38 satellites on-order and plans to add the manufacturing of 12 Block IIF Global Positioning Satellites (GPS), currently under contract to Boeing Space & Communications’ Seal Beach facility. The schedule calls for manufacturing of the first satellite to begin in late 2002, with the contract running through 2008.

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