Fri. Dec 8th, 2023
Terran Orbital Announces New Configurations for Enterprise-Class Satellite Platform

Terran Orbital Corporation, a global leader in satellite-based solutions primarily for the aerospace and defense industries, has unveiled two additional configurations of its largest platform, Enterprise. The Enterprise-class bus is designed to meet the needs of large constellations and can carry up to 24 satellites per launch.

The three standard configurations, A, B, and C, offer flexibility and are equipped with Optical Inter-Satellite Link (OISL) functionality. Each configuration features a large, flat deck optimized for communication and RF payloads. The new power storage system reduces weight and increases power available to the payload.

Configuration A is the standard model, while configuration B offers upgraded power and payload mass, making it the most-capable Low Earth Orbit (LEO) platform to date. Configuration C prioritizes redundancy and provides power upgrades suitable for Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and Geostationary Orbit (GEO) applications.

The Enterprise platform has several specifications including launch mass, available payload mass, max solar array power, redundancy options, payload deck area, payload electronics volume, and communication data rate. The platform offers various native orbits, depending on the configuration.

Terran Orbital’s product line consists of seven bus classes that cater to the nano, micro, mini, and small satellite categories. The line ranges from the largest model, Enterprise, to the smallest, Triumph. These reference platforms use common building blocks and have wet launch masses ranging from 14 to 1000 kg. They are derived from designs with extensive flight heritage for civil, defense, and commercial customers.

Terran Orbital is known for its pioneering work in CubeSat standards and continues to revolutionize satellite bus manufacturing. The company utilizes automation and modern manufacturing processes to deliver mission solutions efficiently. Its end-to-end satellite solutions cover design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and on-orbit support.

For more information about Terran Orbital and its product line, visit the company’s website.