Ten Satellites Incorporating Terran Orbital Buses Launch as Part of Space Development Agency’s Tranche 0 MissionSeptember 18, 2023 | BUSINESS WIRE
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Terran Orbital Corporation, a leading manufacturer of satellite products primarily serving the aerospace and defense industries, today announced that 10 satellites incorporating Terran Orbital buses have been deployed in low Earth orbit following a Sept. 2, 2023 launch, from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The 10 satellites are part of the Tranche 0 Transport Layer of the Space Development Agency’s (SDA) Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture (PWSA). Terran Orbital manufactured the buses for Lockheed Martin for payload integration and delivery to SDA.
“It is a great honor to contribute to this important mission by delivering our 10 satellite buses to Lockheed Martin. We are thankful to Lockheed Martin for their collaboration and the opportunity to leverage our small satellite solution expertise and to support their missions,” said Marc Bell, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Terran Orbital.
Currently, Terran Orbital is producing 42 satellite buses for Lockheed Martin, which will deliver 42 Tranche 1 Transport Layer satellites for SDA. These 42 satellites are scheduled to launch in 2024. These satellites will have various capabilities, including optical communications links, Link-16 mission communications, a Ka-band RF communications payload, and a BMC3 module that enables on-orbit data processing. These features will support missions for global warfighters.
Terran Orbital announced the launch of our Responsive Space Initiative. Under this initiative, we are committed to providing our customers with satellite buses within just 30 days and complete satellite systems with integrated payloads within 60 days.
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Terran Orbital Corporation), a global leader in satellite-based solutions primarily serving the aerospace and defense industries, announced mission success for the first pair of Terran Orbital-developed spacecraft operating in or around the geosynchronous orbit (GEO) belt.