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HawkEye 360 Begins Manufacturing of Satellite Clusters 12 and 13 Under Space Flight Laboratory’s Flex Production Program

By Eric Van Rees - 22nd May 2023 - 05:21

Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) announced HawkEye 360 has initiated manufacturing of the 12th and 13th Clusters of its radio frequency geolocating microsatellite constellation.

The six satellites are being built on SFL’s 30-kg DEFIANT platform at the HawkEye 360 facility in Virginia under the SFL Flex Production program.

In April 2023, the organizations celebrated the launch and deployment of Cluster 7, the first three satellites integrated in-house by HawkEye 360 as part of the production plan created by SFL to facilitate the economics of NewSpace business models. Flex Production gives SFL clients the option of having satellites built at SFL’s Toronto headquarters or setting up in-house production capabilities at their own facilities with guidance from SFL.

“HawkEye 360 has emerged as a worldwide leader in NewSpace, and SFL is proud to be their microspace satellite technology provider,” said SFL Director Dr. Robert E. Zee. “Our Flex Production program enables any NewSpace organization to mass produce satellites at a price point that works for them.”

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