Making Leaders: Building Two Satellites a Day
Even on the Space Coast of Florida, where so much innovation is taking place every day, there simply aren’t enough technicians with the training to operate and maintain a satellite assembly line. OneWeb Satellites, a joint American/European venture combining the efforts of Airbus and OneWeb, decided to tackle this problem by creating a European-style apprenticeship program. How did OneWeb find its way from problem to solution, with the help of neighboring companies and consultants? It’s a lesson that can be applied in space clusters across North America and around the world, as the space business increasingly sets to a faster, higher-volume pace.
This podcast series features interviews with consultants and members of the OneWeb Satellites team sharing insights that answer that question. You can also read more about their collaboration and the results in SSPI’s Staffing the Space Assembly Line report, available for free to all members!