Mangata Networks Brings New Space Hub to Scotland
Mangata Networks is to create a new space engineering, manufacturing, and operations hub in Scotland, the company announced Dec. 6. The company said it will create 575 new jobs in the region. The hub will be located at Prestwick International Aerospace Park in Ayrshire.
The hub is supported by a funding and assistance package from public sector partners, totalling over 83.7 million pounds ($102.6 million) from Scottish Enterprise, Scottish government, U.K. government and South Ayrshire Council. This funding comprises 54.5 million pounds ($66.8 million) from Scottish Enterprise and 29.2 million pounds ($35.8 million) from the Ayrshire Growth Deal provided on commercial terms that will see this funding repaid over the next 15 years.
“We will be using this facility to bring our satellite connectivity and intelligent edge compute solutions to enterprises globally. Today, our customer base has already committed to over 1.5 Tbps pre-launch, nearing full capacity of our initial 32 satellites. As the business grows, Mangata’s network can scale to over 750 satellites. This factory will be a key enabler, allowing us to scale and deliver cost-effective space technology into markets that really need it,” Brian Holz, CEO of Mangata Networks, said in a statement.