Boeing Using Pulsed Line for Satellites

September 2008
Assembly;Sep2008, Vol. 51 Issue 10, p12
The article reports on the decision of Boeing to use a pulsed line at its assembly facility in El Segundo, California in manufacturing global positioning systems (GPS) for the U.S. Air Force. It is already using pulsed and moving assembly lines in manufacturing aircraft and plans to use pulsed lines in all of its satellite operations. Its GPS programs director John Duddy said that the new process reduced the travel distance of a space vehicle from 12,000 feet to 10,000 feet. The new line consists of 13 discrete positions.


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