mu Space opens satellite factory in Thailand
July 9, 2021
By Chris Forrester
mu Space has opened a satellite manufacturing facility in Bangkok. The business says that it will be recruiting some 300 staff over the next year.
mu Space is already planning to build Low Earth orbiting satellites and had already invested in what it calls its Factory 01. Now the new expansion, called Factory 1 is some 24,000 sq. ft. and designed to develop, test and build satellite componentry and associated power systems.
“Our team has worked tirelessly for Factory 1. It’s an initial step to continue on our mission and carry on our dream about space exploration for all of us here at mu Space. Factory 1 will be a significant breakthrough for Thailand’s and Southeast Asia’s aerospace industry,” said mu Space CEO and Founder James Yenbamroong.
Yenbamroong founded the company in 2017. mu Space has conducted orbital microgravity experiments as part of Blue Origin’s New Shepherd rocket launches, and is working to build and test its own satellites.