The Gateway Center at Lockheed Martin
Davis Partnership's aerospace studio shoots for the stars in the collaboration with Hensel Phelps and Lockheed Martin on a new satellite production facility.
Through a Design/Build partnership, Hensel Phelps and Davis Partnership Architects have designed and constructed the new state of the art assembly and test facility for Lockheed Martin. The Gateway Center is the culmination of programming, design evaluations and location considerations on the Waterton Campus. The facility represents a consolidation of several distinct processes specific to the engineering, design, and confirmation process for all sizes of satellites into a single location. The new research center enables Lockheed Martin to be more streamlined in their engineering, assembly, and testing programs. [Read More]
Key components of the facility include:
- A large volume Class 100k Clean Room: this space supports the assembly and test of numerous large- and small-scale satellites simultaneously.
- A large mailbox format Thermal Vacuum Chamber, suitable to mimic the harsh environments of space – allowing engineers and scientists to verify the performance of the spacecraft prior to launch.
- A large slant range Anechoic Chamber that facilitates the evaluation of communications systems necessary to control and gain data from the spacecraft.
- A large volume airlock which streamlines the departure of completed spacecraft in a controlled and clean environment.