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Mitsubishi finalizes construction of its new satellite production plant

Mitsubishi finalizes construction of its new satellite production plant
Mitsubishi finalizes construction of its new satellite production plant
Japanese electronics & electrical equipment manufacturer, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has reportedly completed the construction of a new satellite manufacturing facility at its Kamakura Works in Kamakura, Japan. With this move, the company’s combined production annual capacity is expected to surge to 18 satellites, up from ten at present. It will enable the company to meet the increasing demand for commercial communication satellites worldwide and governmental satellites in Japan. Sources cite that the new facility will shorten production time, reduce costs, increase production efficiency, and improve product quality for enhanced competitiveness. It will encompass information technologies based on the company’s [email protected] solutions, which extract concealed benefits from present resources through integrated automation to achieve superior efficiencies, decreased costs and enhanced productivity. Additionally, the new facility will feature the companys products like LED lights & high-efficiency transformers and heat pump air-conditioning system to further decrease energy consumption. According to sources, the new facility will be Mitsubishis core production and testing site for a structural panel, solar array panels, and other satellite components. It would help the company to strengthen its market share in global satellite market once production starts in October. The market for government satellite in Japan is expected to grow under the nation’s basic plan for Space Policy. Favorable space policies in Japan have supported the development of communication, observation, and positioning satellites that support daily life and accelerate the commercial use of space for the enhancement of industrial as well as scientific foundations of Japan. In 2019, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ) had declared its participation in the United States governments Gateway project aiming at a manned station near the moon, which is anticipated to fuel the demand for governmental satellites. Reportedly, Mitsubishi Electrics satellites include the Superbird-C2 (First commercial communications satellite in Japan), Himawari-7, -8 and -9 (weather satellites), QZS (positioning satellite systems), and the Eshail-2 (Qatari satellite). The company is currently looking forward to more widely applying technologies it develops for governmental satellites to strengthen its position in expanding fields, such as cutting-edge engineering test satellites. Source Link - https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/20/02/b15350646/mitsubishi-electric-completes-new-satellite-production-facility

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