Fri. Dec 8th, 2023
Terran Orbital Chosen by Lockheed Martin to Build Satellite Buses

Terran Orbital, a satellite technology and manufacturing company, has been awarded a substantial contract by Lockheed Martin. The contract involves the production of 36 satellite buses for the Space Development Agency’s Tranche 2 Transport Layer Beta constellation. This partnership represents a significant step forward for both companies.

Terran Orbital is currently in the process of building 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 will be crucial for the success of the Tranche 1 Transport Layer, which is scheduled for launch in late 2024.

Terran Orbital’s satellite production facilities in Irvine, California will be used to manufacture these satellite buses. The company has already completed a Critical Design Review and Manufacturing Readiness Review, which confirmed their preparedness to manufacture and deliver all 42 Tranche 1 Transport Layer satellite buses.

This partnership between Terran Orbital and Lockheed Martin highlights the companies’ dedication to excellence in satellite technology and manufacturing. It also emphasizes their significant role in advancing space technology and infrastructure, contributing to the future of space exploration and communication.