CAPSTONE Goes The Distance For NASA’s Artemis Program

CAPSTONE Goes The Distance For NASA’s Artemis Program

The satellite reached its highest altitude at an apogee of 1.538 million km from Earth – the highest any Terran Orbital developed vehicle has ever flown Terran Orbital today announced the CAPSTONE spacecraft successfully achieved its highest altitude – a point known as apogee – at 2:35 p.m. E.T. on August 26. Terran Orbital developed […]

Terran Orbital Integrates LunIR into NASA’s Space Launch System

Terran Orbital Integrates LunIR into NASA’s Space Launch System

Terran Orbital Corporation has integrated the Lunar Infrared imaging spacecraft, also known as LunIR into NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). With its unprecedented power and capabilities, SLS is the only rocket that will be able to send the Orion capsule, astronauts, and cargo directly to the Moon on a single mission. LunIR will fly by […]

Terran Orbital Commissions Fleet Space CENTAURI-5 Payload

Terran Orbital Commissions Fleet Space CENTAURI-5 Payload

Terran Orbital Corporation today announced the commissioning of the Fleet Space CENTAURI-5 payload. The payload provides Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to ground terminals and is an improved version of the payloads flown on CENTAURI-3 and CENTAURI-4. Fleet Space Technologies enlisted Tyvak International SRL, Terran Orbital’s wholly-owned international subsidiary, to […]

Terran Orbital Successfully Completes Next Step in Demonstrating Space-to-Ground Optical Link on NASA’s Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator 3 Satellite

Terran Orbital Successfully Completes Next Step in Demonstrating Space-to-Ground Optical Link on NASA’s Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator 3 Satellite

Terran Orbital Corporation today announced the first signal acquisition of the Terabyte Infrared Delivery (TBIRD) Lasercom Optical Link on NASA’s Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator 3 (PTD-3) satellite. Acquisition of the Lasercom Optical Link means that the spacecraft and the optical ground terminal have successfully exchanged laser communication signals — bringing PTD-3 one step closer to full […]

Terran Orbital Successfully Completes CAPSTONE’s First TCM Burn

Terran Orbital Successfully Completes CAPSTONE’s First TCM Burn

The NASA Artemis program satellite is charting a new path to the Moon Terran Orbital Corporation today announced the successful completion of CAPSTONE’s first TCM burn (TCM-1). As the first statistical maneuver of the mission, TCM-1 is designed to clean up expected dispersions from the launch vehicle injection – enabling CAPSTONE to continue its pathfinding […]

CAPSTONE Satellite, Designed And Built By Terran Orbital, Successfully Deploys From Rocket Lab Lunar Photon Into Lunar Transfer Orbit

CAPSTONE Satellite, Designed And Built By Terran Orbital, Successfully Deploys From Rocket Lab Lunar Photon Into Lunar Transfer Orbit

The satellite is charting a new path to the moon as part of NASA’s groundbreaking Artemis program Terran Orbital Corporation announced the successful deployment of the CAPSTONE spacecraft from a Rocket Lab Lunar Photon into a Lunar Transfer Orbit. The Terran Orbital designed, built, and integrated Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment, otherwise known as CAPSTONE, is flying a pathfinding mission to […]

Terran Orbital Completes NASA Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator 3 Bus Commissioning Less Than One Week After Launch

Terran Orbital Completes NASA Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator 3 Bus Commissioning Less Than One Week After Launch

The satellite carries MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s TeraByte Infrared Delivery Payload Terran Orbital Corporation announced its Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator 3 (PTD-3) satellite has completed bus commissioning with all health and status checkouts nominal. Terran Orbital designed and built the PTD-3 satellite in support of NASA’s PTD series of missions. The missions will test the operation of […]

Tyvak International, a Terran Orbital Company, Completes Critical Design Review of Deep Space Bound Milani Satellite

Tyvak International, a Terran Orbital Company, Completes Critical Design Review of Deep Space Bound Milani Satellite

The nanosatellite will support the European Space Agency’s Hera Mission Terran Orbital Corporation today announced its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tyvak International SRL, has together with its partners, achieved full Critical Design Review of the Milani spacecraft. A critical component of the Hera planetary defense mission, Milani will be the European Space Agency’s (ESA) first deep-space nanosatellite. […]

Terran Orbital Concludes Fleet Space CENTAURI-5 Bus Commissioning

Terran Orbital Concludes Fleet Space CENTAURI-5 Bus Commissioning

The next-generation micro-satellite is heading to the Centauri constellation where it will increase data capacity and decrease the latency of its peers Terran Orbital Corporation today announced bus commissioning for the CENTAURI-5 satellite has concluded with nominal health and status checkouts. Tyvak International SRL, Terran Orbital’s wholly-owned international subsidiary, designed and built the Low Earth […]