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Northrop Grumman to Break Ground on New Maryland Space Assembly and Test (M-SAT) Facility

By Marc Boucher
Press Release
July 9, 2014
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Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is investing $20 million to construct a new 25,000 square foot facility to handle space payload integration programs.
Construction begins this month and will be completed by a Maryland-based construction company during the summer of 2015. The building will house up to 80 engineers and technicians working on space systems assembly, integration and test.

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin and U.S. Reps. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes will attend the groundbreaking. They will be accompanied by Gloria Flach, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, and other company officials.

Northrop Grumman has been a pioneer in designing and producing payloads, sensors, systems and solutions for use in space for more than 50 years. From the Gemini Rendezvous Radar Pod to the Apollo 11 Lunar Camera that broadcast man’s first steps on the moon, the company’s space heritage also includes the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, the Defense Support Program and the Space-Based Infrared System.

What: Groundbreaking ceremony for Northrop Grumman’s new
Maryland Space Assembly and Test (M-SAT) Facility

When: Monday, July 14, 2014
3 p.m. Eastern time
Media must arrive no later than 2:30 p.m.; U.S. citizenship required

Where: Back lot of Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems’ BWI Campus
7323 Aviation Blvd.
Linthicum, MD 21090

RSVP: By 5 p.m. Eastern time, Friday, July 11
Tom Delaney, 410-993-6454 (office), 410-294-0962 (cell)
Jack Martin, 410-765-4441 (office), 410-370-3832 (cell),

Directions: Entrance to facility via Stoney Run Road; detailed directions available upon request

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit for more information.

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