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LeoStella moves ahead with satellite factory

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LeoStella’s satellite manufacturing facility will be in a business park in Tukwila. (Sabey Photo)

TUKWILA, Wash. — Today it’s an empty office building in a business park south of Seattle, not far from a Mexican restaurant and an organic nursery. But within just a few months, the place will be turning out two to three satellites per month for a U.S.-European joint venture called LeoStella.

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By Alan Boyle

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