New company planning to set up shop at Spaceport America

New Mexico

An innovative new space company is moving into Spaceport America. 

SpinLaunch broke ground Tuesday on a new test facility. The company is behind a system that spins quickly on the ground until it reaches hypersonic speed. It then shoots satellites into space. 

“What’s happened is satellites have gone from being the size of a bus to be miniaturized down to be about the size of a coffee can or a small microwave oven, and with that, we’re now going to be launching thousands and thousands of satellites into orbit,” SpinLaunch CEO Jonathan Yaney said. 

The $7 million construction project is expected to add 30 new jobs to Spaceport America. The company expects flight testing to begin next spring.

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