GILBERT – On Thursday Northrop Grumman marked its expansion of the company’s satellite engineering and manufacturing operations in Arizona with a groundbreaking ceremony. The expansion will double the current production capacity at the satellite manufacturing facility.
Currently the facility is one of the largest satellite assembly and test facilities in the United States.
The expansion includes a 100,000 square foot addition to its existing satellite manufacturing facility and a new 120,000 square foot administrative and engineering building.
Northrop Grumman’s Gilbert Campus produces satellites for a variety of domestic and international customers. Northrop Grumman’s satellite business began in Gilbert in the early 1990’s.
Programs under production include science missions such as NASA’s Landsat 9 and Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) satellites.