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Terran Orbital completed a contract involving the use of its GEOStare SV2 spacecraft to capture satellite images for an independent research project owned by Lockheed Martin. As part of the commercial data services imagery contract, Terran Orbital said Monday it demonstrated a cost-effective method to re-task GEOStare to assemble the thousands of Lockheed-requested imagery. GEOStare […] More
Terran Orbital has shipped the 10th hardware that Lockheed Martin will integrate into small satellites for an optical crosslink mesh network demonstration with the Space Development Agency. The satellite bus delivery marks the completion of an order for Tranche 0 of the Space Development Agency’s Transport Layer constellation, Terran Orbital said Thursday. SDA awarded Lockheed […] More
Erik Daehler, former senior director at Lockheed Martin, has joined Sierra Nevada Corp.‘s space-focused business arm as vice president of orbital systems and services, according to his LinkedIn post. The executive has over two decades of aerospace and defense experience and is now responsible for the development of satellite products and services at Sierra Space. […] More
Terran Orbital has created a business unit with the goal of developing electro-optical satellite imaging systems intended for Earth observation and monitoring efforts in the space domain. Alex Pertica, a 36-year veteran of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will serve as head of the newly formed Optical Solutions Group, the company said Thursday. In his prior […] More
Boeing’s X-37B spacecraft landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Saturday following a 908-day on-orbit stint that was its sixth Orbital Test Vehicle mission with the U.S. Space Force. The unmanned reusable spacecraft hosted multiple payloads for the U.S. military and partners including the Naval Research Laboratory’s solar energy project and the U.S. Air Force […] More
Terran Orbital has been granted a $100 million investment from Lockheed Martin following its entry into a note and warrant purchase agreement with the defense contractor and is planning to use the funding to expand its advanced satellite product manufacturing capabilities. The partnership aligns with a new strategic cooperation agreement that will provide Lockheed with […] More
NASA will provide research grants to three university teams over a 12-month period to examine the orbital environment and explore how the government can develop policies to tackle the problem of space junk. An expert panel chose the winning proposals that are in line with the agency’s goal to address the risks of defunct manmade […] More
A Terran Orbital-built nanosatellite spacecraft has been integrated into NASA’s Space Launch System rocket to collect lunar surface images and gather data during the Artemis I mission. The Lunar Infrared Imaging spacecraft will launch from the Orion stage adapter to conduct a flyby, collect surface thermography and run deep-space operations technology demonstrations as part of […] More
Jonathan Siegmann, former analyst at a private equity firm, has been named senior vice president of corporate development at Terran Orbital, a satellite manufacturer that works with U.S. and NATO ally government clientele. Siegmann will leverage experience in business development and sales in the aerospace and chemical industries to head up Terran Orbital’s investor dynamics, mergers and […] More
Terran Orbital, a small satellite manufacturer in the defense and aerospace sector, has successfully conducted the first round of maintenance tasks needed to enable a NASA lunar mission. A Terran Orbital team carried out the first TCM burn of the CAPSTONE orbiter satellite — which draws energy from the gravitational pull of the Sun rather than […] More
A Terran Orbital-built satellite was integrated aboard Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket in preparation for a planned launch on Monday, June 27, from a launch complex in New Zealand in support of NASA’s Artemis program. The Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment, also known as the CAPSTONE satellite, will lift off to test […] More
The Boeing-built CST-100 Starliner spacecraft returned to Earth Wednesday by landing at the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, marking the completion of the vehicle’s unmanned Orbital Flight Test-2 mission to the International Space Station with NASA. “With the completion of OFT-2, we will incorporate lessons learned and continue working to prepare […] More
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