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Chad Swiatecki is a 20-year journalist who relocated to Austin from his home state of Michigan in 2008. He most enjoys covering the intersection of arts, business and local/state politics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Daily News, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman and many other regional and national outlets.
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CesiumAstro moves to Austin, then space
Opportunity Austin has announced expansion plans for CesiumAstro as well as a move into Austin, with the space communications company launching its first space mission in September. The company, which manufactures communications payloads and satellites for customers such as NASA, the U.S. Navy and the Missile Defense Agency, will convert its 10,000-square-foot location in the Hill Country Galleria into a facility to introduce new products. At the same time, the company’s engineering and corporate functions are moving to a new 29,000-square-foot space on Bee Cave Parkway. CesiumAstro was named one of BuiltInAustin’s 21 companies to watch in 2021, and has 55 local employees. The expansion is part of Austin Chamber’s Opportunity Austin initiative, which was launched in 2004 and has helped bring more than 400,000 jobs to the Central Texas area.
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