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Lockheed Expansion Adds 300 Jobs In Brevard

Astrotech Space Operations preps NASA's Juno satellite, now orbiting Jupiter. Photo: Astrotech Space Operations

Lockheed Martin is expanding an existing space business venture in Brevard County, bringing up to 300 new jobs.

Astrotech Space operations is owned by Lockheed, and helps prep satellites for missions, like fueling them for launches.

Under the new expansion plan in Titusville, Astrotech could start producing aerospace parts, too. New jobs will be added over the next four years.

Lockheed chose Brevard for the county’s unique blend of skilled labor and a growth-friendly business environment. “Partnering with the community creates a win-win for Florida, for Lockheed Martin and for our customers,” said Tom Malko, vice president of Assembly, Test and Launch Operations at Lockheed Martin Space Systems.

The expansion is receiving support from the North Brevard Economic Development Zone and the State of Florida.

Astrotech Space Operations has prepped more than 300 payloads for launch since 1984. Their customers include commercial clients and government agencies like NASA.

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Space Reporter and 'Are We There Yet?' Host

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts WMFE's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration. Brendan is a native Floridian, born and raised in Broward County. He moved to ... Read Full Bio »