Construction is well under-way on a 70,000 sq. ft. orbital rocket manufacturing factory at Cape Canaveral.
Haskell is building the production facility, focusing on manufacturing a new fleet of reusable orbital launches for Blue Origin’s private spaceflight program. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos leads the company.
The factory is strategically located near the Complex 36 launch pad, from where Blue Orchard will send its rockets into orbit.
This is Haskell’s second engagement for the private spaceflight company. Haskell previously performed design-build services on a 20,000 SF launch site complex in Texas that was completed in September of 2006. “Haskell’s aerospace and aviation industry performance track record coupled with their proven ability to meet aggressive design-build schedules made them the right fit for this job,” Scott Henderson, Blue Origin’s orbital launch site director, said in an earlier news release. “We look forward to partnering with Haskell to deliver a world-class launch vehicle manufacturing facility to support our vision of millions of people living and working in space.”