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Companies team to build, launch satellites in Brevard

Mar 9, 2017 - Orlando Sentinel (Florida)

Two new players on the Space Coast - OneWeb and Blue Origin - are teaming up to build and launch satellites in Central Florida, reinforcing the foothold that private space flight is gaining in the region.

OneWeb founder Greg Wyler announced Wednesday that the company has contracted for five launches of its satellites on Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket, which is under development and will be built in Brevard County.

Local manufacturing of satellites and rockets has been historically sc

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