Terran Orbital has recently secured a major contract with Lockheed Martin, further solidifying their successful partnership. The contract involves the production of 36 satellite buses for the Space Development Agency’s Tranche 2 Transport Layer Beta constellation. This collaboration is a significant milestone for both companies.
Terran Orbital is already in the process of manufacturing 42 satellite buses for Lockheed Martin as part of their commitment to delivering on a $700 million contract for the Space Development Agency’s Tranche 1 Transport Layer. These satellite buses are crucial components for the Tranche 1 Transport Layer, which is scheduled for launch in late 2024.
Last spring, Terran Orbital completed a Critical Design Review and Manufacturing Readiness Review for the satellite buses. The buses will be manufactured at Terran Orbital’s satellite production facilities located in Irvine, California. The successful Manufacturing Readiness Review confirmed Terran Orbital’s readiness to produce and deliver all 42 Tranche 1 Transport Layer satellite buses.
This collaboration between Terran Orbital and Lockheed Martin highlights the companies’ reputation for excellence in satellite technology and manufacturing. It also underscores their significant contributions to the advancement of space technology and infrastructure. Their partnership plays a crucial role in the future of space exploration and communication.