GILBERT, Ariz. – Northrop Grumman Corporation held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday to highlight its expansion of the company’s satellite engineering and manufacturing operations in Arizona. 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.
These facilities enable the site to meet projected business growth and increased customer demand for high-quality, flight-proven satellites for NASA and the Department of Defense, as well as commercial and international customers.
The expansion will double the current production capacity at the satellite manufacturing facility, which is one of the largest and most advanced satellite assembly and test facilities in the United States. The new administrative and engineering building will be a two-story structure complementing an existing office facility built three years ago.
Located approximately 15 miles east of Phoenix, 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 critical science missions such as NASA’s Landsat 9 and Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) satellites in addition to other programs that support our national security.