Mu Space has opened a satellite manufacturing facility in Bangkok, Thailand, and plans to add more than 300 high tech jobs in the city over the next year. The company claims this is the first dedicated satellite manufacturing facility in Southeast Asia.
Mu Space is an aerospace manufacturer with plans to provide internet via satellites in Low-Earth Orbit (LEO). The company opened a small factory called Factory 0 in December 2020 for prototypes. This new facility, called Factory 1, is about 24,000 square feet, and has been built to develop, test, and manufacture satellite components and power systems for space and telecommunications applications, along with in-house operations.
“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,” mu Space CEO and Founder James Yenbamroong said.
Yenbamroong founded the company in 2017. mu Space has conducted orbital microgravity experiments as part of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket launches, and is working to build and test its own satellites.