Honeybee Robotics Expands Longmont, Colorado Office

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Larger facility and AS9100 certification will serve growing demand for spacecraft subsystems

Responding to strong demand for reliable spacecraft subsystems, Honeybee Robotics’ Longmont, Colorado facility recently expanded to provide more resources for product design, fabrication and systems validation. Founded in 2008 to lead the company’s flight systems development, the office has steadily grown with increased demand for its products and technologies. The facility now comprises 12,000 square feet, including a machine shop, Class-10,000 clean room, Class-100 laminar flow benches, and thermal vacuum chamber for systems integration and testing.

“The growth of our Colorado facility is a direct reflection of the demand, among both private sector and government clients, for high-performance spacecraft subsystems that work reliably and can be delivered quickly,” said Erik Mumm, VP of Flight Systems, Honeybee Robotics. “The space industry demands consistency and reliable performance above all. While we continue to advance the state of the art in satellite and space exploration technology, our growth reflects our track record of designing and delivering mission-critical spacecraft subsystems.”

In addition to tripling the size of the design, fabrication, integration and testing facility, the company’s Longmont office also received AS9100 Rev C certification for quality management in aerospace systems.

Honeybee Robotics provides a range of components, mechanisms and subsystems for satellites and other aerospace applications. Its technologies include subsystems for power and signal transfer, including slip rings and twist capsules; attitude determination and control; motors and actuators; motor controllers and encoders; solar array deployment systems; docking and coupling systems; and end-effectors for manipulation in space.