LINTHICUM, MD—Northrup Grumman Corp. hasscheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for Monday, July 14 for its$20-million space payload facility here.


The company states that construction will begin this month onthe 25,000-square-foot facility that will handle space payloadintegration programs. Upon completion in the summer of 2015, up to80 engineers, technicians will work at the Maryland SpaceAssembly and Test (M-SAT) Facility.


The groundbreaking ceremony, scheduled to begin at 3 p.m., isbeing held at the back lot of the Northrop GrummanElectronic Systems' BWI Campus at 7323 Aviation Blvd.


Among those expected to participate in the ceremony include:U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin and U.S. Reps. C. A.Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes,along with Gloria Flach, corporate vice presidentand president, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, and othercompany officials.


Northrup Grumman employs more than 7,000 workers in Anne ArundelCounty, MD.

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John Jordan

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