Talk of the Trade: Orbital Sciences Corp.
Michael Miller is the Senior Vice President for Science and Environmental Projects at Orbital Sciences Corporation. He oversees satellite design, manufacturing and testing at facilities like the one in Gilbert.
“Gilbert is a fantastic location for this kind of activity,” said Miller, “We have this beautiful facility that is very much world class in its ability to handle very large satellites.”
Not only is the Town of Gilbert perfect for the space they need to test satellites in a variety of specially designed rooms, but also the local workforce is well educated in science, technology, engineering and math.
“We have quite a base of technology and technical staff that live in the area and are available to be able to work this type of program,” he said.
Orbital Sciences has several facilities around the country, but Miller says he sees Gilbert as a primary location. With more than 300 employees in Gilbert, Miller says they hope to expand even more in the near future.