NanoAvionics, a leading nanosatellite manufacturer, has chosen Basingstoke as the home for its new satellite factory as well as its sales, technical support and R&D activities.
Having already developed a hub in Lithuania and two in the USA, the move to Basing View is a first step for NanoAvionics' UK growth plans.
Announcing the plans, the company thanked Enterprise M3 for its support with the move and said it would be creating jobs in the space sector and a local technology cluster with a dedicated supply chain of companies in Britain.
Robin Sampson, business development manager for NanoAvionics UK and Western Europe, said: "The ambition which the UK has shown in competing within the global space industry resonates with NanoAvionics and brought us to the UK in the first place.
"Basingstoke is a great location for us because it offers a good and quick connection to other important locations in the UK. And Belvedere House, in the town centre of Basingstoke, offered NanoAvionics a suitable space to install a cleanroom and all the necessary equipment for our nanosatellite production, with an opportunity to scale. I’d particularly like to thank Enterprise M3 for their help in enabling our move."