Northrop Grumman has been designing and manufacturing satellites in Gilbert, Arizona since the early 1990s. They've made satellites for NASA, the Department of Defense, and other customers from around the world.
On January 30, 2020, Northrop broke ground on a more than 200,000-square-foot expansion. The expansion includes a 100,000-square-foot addition to its existing satellite manufacturing facility. And a new 120,000-square-foot building for engineering and administration.
The current facility is one of the largest and most advanced satellite assembly and test facilities in the United States. The new expansion will double the current production capacity at the satellite manufacturing facility.