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- March 24, 2023
Terran Orbital Awarded Contract in Support of the Space Development Agency’s Tranche 1 Transport Layer
Terran Orbital to build 42 Satellites for Space Development Agency’s Tranche 1 Transport Layer which will support global warfighter missions as part of a contract Lockheed Martin was awarded by the Space Development Agency
Satellites will provide and support global communications access and persistent regional encrypted connectivity enabling warfighters across all areas of operation
BOCA RATON, Fla., March 15, 2022 (Terran Orbital PR) –Terran Orbital Corporation (“Terran Orbital”), a leading vertically integrated provider of end-to-end satellite solutions, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Tyvak Nano Satellite Systems, Inc., was awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin to build 42 satellites for the Space Development Agency’s Tranche 1 Transport Layer, the Initial Warfighting Capability Tranche of the National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA).
“Terran Orbital is excited to build upon our Transport Layer contracts with Lockheed Martin,” said Marc Bell, Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Terran Orbital. “This contract for Tranche 1, along with our previous contract for Tranche 0, not only affirms confidence in our industry-leading spacecraft designs, but also validates our ability to deliver game-changing capability in partnership with Lockheed Martin. We are honored and very proud to participate in this important award in support of U.S. military forces around the world.”
“Partners like Terran Orbital are critical to delivering national defense space capabilities for the Space Development Agency,” says Lockheed Martin Space Protected Communications Mission Area Leader Erik Daehler. “We see our work with them as a prime example of how to work hand-in-hand with our mission partners to build a strong marketplace that enables us to quickly deliver.”
The NDSA’s operational utility depends on ubiquitous data and communications from a constellation of relatively small, mass-producible space vehicles in the Transport Layer of low Earth orbit. Space vehicles in Tranche 1 of the Transport Layer will be similar to those currently under development for Tranche 0 with targeted technology enhancements, mission-focused payload configurations, increased integration, and greater production efficiencies. Tranche 1 will provide global communications access and deliver persistent regional encrypted connectivity in support of warfighter missions around the globe by serving as the backbone for the Department of Defense’s Joint All Domain Command and Control built on low-latency data transport, sensor-to-shooter connectivity, and direct-to-weapon connectivity.
On February 15, 2022 Terran Orbital announced a record $170+ million in new contracts and awards since September 30, 2021. That record number is inclusive of today’s announcement and the announcement made by Terran Orbital on February 17, 2022 that it was awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to build and support three microsatellite class satellites.
Terran Orbital has previously announced that it entered into a business combination agreement with Tailwind Two Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: TWNT), (“Tailwind Two”), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), pursuant to which Terran Orbital will combine with Tailwind Two.
About Tailwind Two Acquisition Corp.
Tailwind Two is a blank check company “for founders, by founders” – formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more founder-led businesses in a sector being disrupted by technological change. Tailwind Two’s management team and directors have invested extensively in founder-run businesses, with notable success in the space industry. Tailwind Two is led by Chairman Philip Krim, and Co-Chief Executive Officers Chris Hollod and Matt Eby. In addition to the members of its management team and board of directors, Tailwind Two has assembled an Advisory Board that will help position Tailwind Two as the value-add partner of choice for today’s leading entrepreneurs.
About Terran Orbital
Terran Orbital Corporation is a leading vertically integrated provider of end-to-end satellite solutions. Terran Orbital combines satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations and in-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil and commercial customers. In addition, Terran Orbital is developing one of the largest, most advanced NextGen Earth Observation constellations to provide persistent, real-time earth imagery. Learn more at www.terranorbital.com.
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