EXPLORATION PARK, Fla.—September 15, 2023—Space Florida, the state’s aerospace finance and development authority, released the following statement on Draper Laboratory’s ribbon cutting in Titusville, Florida today. The company’s 36,000 square foot facility is expected to open in 2026. The below should be attributed to Frank DiBello, president and CEO, Space Florida.
“Space Florida applauds Draper Laboratory for choosing the Space Coast as home to its future Strategic Enhanced Ground Test Facility. Draper has played a critical role in Florida for over 60 years, and this new facility will allow for even more testing and simulation for national security missions. Thanks to our infrastructure and highly skilled workforce, Florida is absolutely the right place for this innovative project.”
Alayna Curry, APR
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