The Pioneers of Small Satellites

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

Decades of pioneering

Terran Orbital Corporation is a leading vertically integrated provider of end-to-end satellite solutions – 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. Powered by Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), an advance imaging technology used to create 2D and 3D reconstructions of land and sea objects in any weather conditions, day or night. Terran Orbital creates turnkey satellite solutions focused primarily on the small satellite market. Terran Orbital is in the process of developing the world’s largest, most advanced NextGen Earth Observation constellation to provide persistent, real-time earth imagery.

  • 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 (PROPCUBE)

     
  • 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)