Category: Aviation / Aerospace

Blue Origin’s 750,000 Square-Foot Rocket Center “Coming Soon”

Blue Origin’s new rocket manufacturing center in Exploration Park on Florida’s Space Coast should be finished by the end of 2017, creating 330 high-tech, high-wage jobs paying an average annual salary of $89,000. Check out owner of Blue Origin and Amazon.com Inc., Jeff Bezos’ video clip of the new facility here. Read entire article by […]

Rocket Business Growth is Great News for Other Brevard County Businesses

With a resurgence in the local space race, it is no surprise that even caterers, like Renaissance Catering of Cocoa, are seeing a boost in their business. Recent local rocket activity includes: Blue Origin building a massive rocket assembly plant, SpaceX launching rockets nearly twice a week, OneWeb building a satellite manufacturing facility and Lockheed […]

Plans Made for Boeing and DARPA’s New Spaceplane to Launch in 2020

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, recently selected Boeing to finish designing a reusable suborbital spaceplane, XS-1, which Boeing calls “Phantom Express”, with plans to launch and land at Cape Canaveral in 2020. “The XS-1 would be neither a traditional airplane nor a conventional launch vehicle but rather a combination of the two, […]

News from Paris Air Show : Lockheed Martin Selects Harris Corporation to Upgrade F-35 Lightning II Mission System Avionics

The new F-35 Lightning II Mission System Avionics will net several significant upgrades:

Increases F-35 data storage, display processing, and throughput; Extends Harris’ expertise in ruggedized open systems COTS military avionics technology; Builds on company’s proven track record with F-35 platform and avionics systems […]

Aerospace Workshop Sets Course to Develop 21st Century Talent Pipeline

Space Coast, FL – On Wednesday May 24, 2017, more than 50 industry, education, government, regional, state and national stakeholders gathered at Space Florida’s Science Lab to forge a collaborative model to lead an effort ensuring regional employers have access to the talent needed to scale their businesses now and in the future. While Florida […]

LOCKHEED MARTIN JOBS FROM CA. TO SPACE COAST

LOCKHEED MARTIN JOBS FROM CA. TO SPACE COAST MELBOURNE, Fla.- Lockheed Martin Corp. in bringing 300 ballistic missile program jobs from California to Brevard County (Florida’s Space Coast) over the next two years. The new operations will tie in with offshore missile testing related to the Naval Ordnance Test Unit headquartered in Port Canaveral.  Lockheed […]

SpaceX launch marks Florida region’s rebirth as a more diverse aerospace economy

Launch pad 39A … has been refurbished by commercial launch company Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX…The pad’s rebirth illustrates the economic rebound of Florida’s Space Coast as it transitions to a more diverse aerospace economy with a significant commercial sector, from one powered by government investment dating back to the Kennedy administration. Of the […]

OneWeb Satellites bringing 250 jobs to Space Coast

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Director Cissy Proctor and Governor Rick Scott helped break ground on OneWeb’s new satellite manufacturing facility in Brevard County’s Exploration Park. OneWeb is bringing 250 new high-wage manufacturing jobs to the area.  OneWeb, which was founded by technology entrepreneur and former Google executive Greg Wyler, will design, build and launch […]

With Innovation in Mind, Embraer Turns to the Tech Industry

As part of the push to boost innovation, Embraer is forming a Global Business Center at its U.S. headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, connected to the company’s engineering departments in São José dos Campos, Brazil, as new aircraft are imagined. “A major transformation is unfolding worldwide, and it has been accelerated by the evolution of artificial […]

Harris Corporation to Help Develop First US Beyond-Visual-Line-Of-Sight Network for Drone Operations

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received a two-year grant to help develop a first-of-its-kind solution to enable beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Harris will partner with the University of North Dakota and the Northern Plains UAS Test Site to develop the network infrastructure system under a Research North Dakota grant […]