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 First Nano-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.

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 First Nano-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.

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 First Nano-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.