Mangata Networks has announced that is has chosen Prestwick International Aerospace Park as its location for an innovative space engineering, manufacturing, and operations hub.
The hub will create 575 highly skilled jobs and is supported by £83.7 million of funding from Scottish Enterprise, the SNP Government, UK Government and South Ayrshire Council.
Mangata Networks will produce and test more than 24 medium class satellites every three months at the hub, helping to position Scotland as a leading centre for space and manufacturing innovation, whilst supporting the aims of the SNP Government’s Space Strategy, bringing a huge boost to Ayrshire’s economy.
Construction will begin in early 2023 and manufacturing and operations teams are due to move in from late 2024.
“I am delighted that Prestwick has been chosen for this exciting and innovative project and look forward to seeing the hub come to fruition over the next two years.
“The project will bring a huge number of skilled, high paying jobs to Ayrshire, particularly science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) related opportunities.
“I believe that this exciting announcement will act as a catalyst for other innovative businesses to establish themselves in Ayrshire.”