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Terran Orbital Awarded Subcontract for SDA’s T2 Tracking Layer

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Terran Orbital Awarded Subcontract for SDA’s T2 Tracking Layer

Lockheed Martin has awarded Terran Orbital a subcontract in support of the Space Development Agency’s Tranche 2 Tracking Layer satellite constellation.

Under the contract, Terran Orbital will be responsible for building 18 advanced satellite buses that will house Lockheed’s wide field-of-view missile warning/missile tracking satellites and two missile defense satellites, Terran Orbital said.

The satellites, equipped with infrared sensors, will deliver global threat detection and preliminary missile defense capabilities to the T2 Tracking Layer, which aims to rapidly monitor traditional and advanced missile threats, including hypersonic missile systems.

Marc Bell, Terran Orbital’s co-founder, chairman and CEO, said the partnership signifies Lockheed’s confidence in Terran Orbital’s capabilities and he emphasized the company’s commitment to support the SDA’s crucial mission objectives.

Terran Orbital will manufacture the satellite buses at its advanced robotic facilities in California.

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