/ Modified mar 23, 2018 5 p.m.

Aerospace, Defense Company to Expand Its Chandler Footprint

Orbital ATK will open a 47-acre campus near it's existing space.

Orbital atk rendering hero Orbital ATK will establish a 47-acre campus on Willis Road in Chandler's Price Corridor.
Courtesy of Orbital ATK

Aerospace and defense company Orbital ATK is expanding its Chandler-based launch vehicles division.

Orbital will establish the 47-acre campus on Willis Road in Chandler's Price Corridor, a stone's throw from the company's existing campus, which employs nearly 1,600 people.

When completed in fall 2019, it will include two buildings totaling 617,000 square feet, with roughly a third of that space used for manufacturing.

Earlier this month, Orbital's launch division announced plans to add a heavy lifting rocket akin to SpaceX's Falcon Heavy to its stable of missiles, test vehicles and rockets.

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