Terran Orbital starts build on new factory
May 22, 2023
By Chris Forrester
Terran orbital has broken ground on a new factory which will eventually start production of 300 satellites for Rivada Space Networks. The factory is a 94,000 sq ft site in Irvine, California (in the Goodyear Business Park).
The facility will serve as Terran Orbital’s fifth production facility. Demolition of the existing building commenced in February 2023, and the project is expected to be completed in January 2024.
The facility will be located on a five-acre site and upon completion will increase Terran Orbital’s satellite assembly, integration, and test facility space by over three times the Company’s current size. All satellite assembly will be transitioned to this new facility enabling the dedication of Terran Orbital’s existing facilities to the production of components and modules. This optimisation will enhance the efficiency and capacity of Terran Orbital’s entire production system.
Terran Orbital Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO Marc Bell. “The new facility will propel Terran Orbital to new heights. We are currently working on 30 programs and over 375 satellites, including initial constellation orders for SDA, Rivada, and a new constellation customer announced on May 15th. We also look forward to the capacity increase the new facility will create as we continue to onboard contracts and satellite orders.”