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Satellite manufacturing firm opens new facility in Herndon

The company’s new facility includes a clean room (courtesy of HawkEye 360)

A new 19,000-square-foot satellite manufacturing facility has opened in the Town of Herndon.

The facility, known as the Advanced Technology and Development Center, is run by HawkEye 360, a commercial provider of space-based radio frequency data and analytics.

The company celebrated the grand opening of the facility at 196 Van Buren Street on Friday (July 22). It will bring 70 jobs to the area. 

HawkEye 360 CEO John Serafini said the facility allows his company to centralize its data engineering and satellite manufacturing in-house. 

This gives us more flexibility to adapt and innovate our commercial RF GEOINT technology,” Serafini said. “Our customers will benefit through our discoveries, as we place more sophisticated RF-sensing satellites into orbit and build algorithms that extract value from this important data. We are proud to be investing in the local economy with these high-paying, mission focused jobs that make a global impact.”

The facility also includes a customized clean room and electronics lab for advanced technologies.

The company also plans to launch a sixth cluster of satellites before the end of the year, adding to an existing fleet of 15 satellites.