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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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John Jordan

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