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Satellogic Expands With Manufacturing Plant in Netherlands 

By Rachel Jewett | January 3, 2022

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Earth observation company Satellogic is building a satellite manufacturing facility in the Netherlands. The new 57,000 square foot facility, announced Dec. 28, will be located in Berkel en Rodenrijs, near The Hague. 

Construction is set to be completed by the end of this month. Production is expected to commence during the second quarter of 2022. Satellogic expects the facility to reach production capacity of 25 satellites per quarter by the third quarter of 2023.

The new facility will have logistics capabilities and storage facilities designed for sensitive optic-mechanical and electronic parts and host office and meeting space for approximately 80 people. Satellogic’s Vice President of Manufacturing Operations, Gustav Wenhold, will lead operations at the new facility.

“Satellogic has ambitious growth plans that our new high-throughput plant is designed to meet,” said Wenhold. “With these significant additions to our production capabilities, we’re prepared to continue supporting our customers by delivering high frequency, high-resolution imagery and strategic, timely insights for decision makers.”

Satellogic is based in Argentina and currently manufactures its satellites in Montevideo, Uruguay. The company plans to continue to operate the Montevideo facility at a capacity of 24 satellites per year. In the future the facility will function as a pilot plant to introduce new technology for the next-generation satellites. 

Satellogic is currently going through a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) merger to be publicly traded.