The Pioneers of Small Satellites

Our journey spans from inventing CubeSats to becoming the largest independent Small Satellite company

Decades of pioneering

Terran Orbital is a leading manufacturer of small satellites primarily serving the United States and Allied aerospace and defense industries. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and in-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers.

  • 1999

    Dr. Jordi Puig-Suari  and Bob Twiggs develop the CubeSat Standard

    The Gold Standard Still Followed Today

  • 2011

    Dr. Puig-Suari co-founds Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems

  • 2012

    Tyvak Invents the Most Compact, Lowest Power Avionics for Commercial Satellites (Intrepid Platform)

  • 2013

    Tyvak Brings First Commercial CubeSats with Propulsion and Precision Control to Market (Endeavour Platform)

  • 2013

    Terran Orbital Founded by Marc Bell and Anthony Previte with Headquarters in Irvine, California

    Terran Orbital Acquires Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems

  • 2015

    Launches the First Commercial Intelligence Community CubeSat Constellation with Build to Launch Times of <5 Months

  • 2016

    We Enabled The First National Reconnaissance Office Small Satellites to Launch on Commercial Rideshare

  • 2017

    Develops and Launches FirstNano-Satellite Capable of Controlled Orbit Change (PACSCISAT)

  • 2017

    Develops and Launches First Nano-Satellite Capable of Rendezvous On-Orbit (NANOACE)

  • 2018

    Develops and Launches Two Satellites that use GPS Signals to Collect Climate Data for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (CICERO)

  • 2018

    Develops and Launches a Nano-Satellite with a Novel Telescope to Track Objects on Earth and in Space for a U.S. Government Research Laboratory (GeoStare)

     
  • 2018

    We Provided Launch Integration Services and Hardware for First Ever Small Satellites Sent to Mars

     
  • 2018

    Develops and Launches First Ever Nano-Satellite Radar Mission for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (RainCube)

  • 2018

    We Provided Hardware and Launch Integration Services for First Commercial Small-Rocket Launch

  • 2018

    Invents First High-Volume Production Flight Hardware Capable of Sending Nano-Satellites Outside Low-Earth Orbit (MRK2 Platform)

  • 2019

    Launched Next-Generation Nano-Satellite to Become the New Industry Standard at this Form Factor (Tyvak-0129)

  • 2019

    Terran Orbital’s Newest Company, PredaSAR is Founded to Own and Operate Constellations of Highly Advanced Commercial Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Satellites

  • 2019

    Terran Orbital Completes 40,000sq.ft State-of-the-Art Facility and Additional 10,000sq.ft State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility

  • 2020

    Partnership with Lawrence Livermore national laboratory to develop new innovative telescopes for nanosatellites
  • 2020

    successful launch of FSSCat and OSM-1
  • 2021

    Terran Orbital Delivers Small Satellite Into Operational Orbit For EchoStar
  • 2021

    BigBear.Ai Enters Into Commercial Partnership With Terran Orbital To Support Satellite Constellation Manufacturing And Operations

  • 2021

    PredaSAR works with DARPA's Blackjack constellation to set up interoperability

  • 2022

    We Will Be Demonstrating First Ever On-Orbit Nano-Satellite Docking Mission (CPOD)

  • 2022

    Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC to Feature a Tyvak CubeSat on Permanent Display

  • 2022

    Terran Orbital went public on the New York Stock exchange  (LLAP)

  • 2022

    The Fleet Space, GeoOptics, and NASA commissioned satellites are embarking on four groundbreaking missions

    satellites include two NASA CubeSat Proximity Operations Demonstration (CPOD) vehicles, NASA Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator 3 (PTD-3), Fleet Space CENTAURI-5, and two GeoOptics CICERO-2 vehicles.

  • 2022

    CAPSTONE lifts off for lunar orbit to blaze path for NASA Gateway space station

    CAPSTONE, or Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment, lifted off early Tuesday morning (June 28) on a four-and-a-half month journey to enter a near rectilinear halo orbit (NRHO) around the moon. The same orbit will be used by Gateway, NASA's planned lunar platform from which Artemis missions will be able to reach any site on the moon's surface, including landings at the lunar south pole.