Scalable, ultra-lightweight dispenser design
Engineers from Beyond Gravity and Project Kuiper have worked together for nearly two years to develop a flexible, scalable dispenser system suitable for a variety of rockets and payload configurations. The Beyond Gravity dispenser system uses advanced, ultra-lightweight materials to reduce mass, thereby lowering development costs. This supports Amazon's goal of lowering production and deployment costs for its entire satellite system. In Linköping, Sweden, where the dispenser systems for Project Kuiper are produced, Beyond Gravity broke ground in mid-March on a new dispenser production facility in partnership with the Swedish Space Agency and the city of Linköping. The new facility, which will be completed by 2023, will double Beyond Gravity's dispenser production capacity for satellite dispensers and create 60 new jobs in Linköping. In addition, this contract will support a broad European supply base for Beyond Gravity (in addition to materials sourced in the U.S.), helping to create additional jobs in Europe.