SpaceX Preps Rocket for Secret Payload, Parts Supplier Expands and More

By , Orlando Business Journal

Here’s a few things happening this week on the Space Coast:

  1. Extant Aerospace: The Melbourne-based electronic parts maker and supplier broke ground on Nov. 14 for its planned 54,000-square-foot production and repair center. The company is currently posting jobs for a junior and senior manufacturing engineer, senior supply chain manager, production control planner, repair station test technician and more.
  2. SpaceX: The Falcon 9 rocket is set to launch on Nov. 15 to boost a secret payload to space for  Northrop Grumman Corp. The payload is under the code name Zuma.
  3. Harris Corp.: The Melbourne-based defense firm is working with the Aerospace Industries Association to host a Workforce/STEM Summit on Nov. 15-16 at the firm’s Technology Center. Government, industry and university leaders will meet to discuss issues and solutions to build the aerospace workforce of the future.

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