Virgin Galactic will hold a job fair today as it looks to fill as many as 100 full-time positions for its new facility in Long Beach, as well as for facilities in New Mexico and Mojave.
The open house and job fair will be held at the company’s facility at 4022 E. Conant St. in the Long Beach Airport complex.
The company announced last month it had leased the 150,000-square-foot facility in Long Beach to house the design and manufacturing work for its satellite-launch vehicle known as LauncherOne.
“The technical progress our team has made designing and testing LauncherOne has enabled a move into a dedicated facility to produce the rocket at quantity,” Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides said. “With New Mexico’s magnificent Spaceport America for our commercial spaceflight operations, our Mojave facilities for WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShip Two production, and now our new facility in Long Beach for LauncherOne, we are building capability to serve our expanding customer community.”
Virgin Galactic’s facility is next to the Boeing plant.
LauncherOne is being designed to launch smaller commercial or government satellites that weigh 500 pounds or less. It will be launched from the company’s WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft, according to Virgin Galactic.
— City News Service
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