Belgium company AeroSpaceLab announced that it will open a satellite “megafactory” in Charleroi. This factory will have the capacity to produce up to 500 satellites a year starting in 2025. The company envisions to produce satellites in the 150+kg class, typically the size for broadband satellite constellations.
This is the first announcement of a Euorpean company positioning itself in the industrialization of satellites. While the OneWeb-Airbus JV has a facility in Toulouse, it is not designed for this level of production. This announcement could support the various projects that are in development in Europe: the EU broadband constellation or private initiatives that are blossoming.
Full article form Space News here.