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Terran, Rivada and mutual dependability

Last week Rivada revealed it is using Terran Orbital to build its 600 satellites. SpaceX will then launch the constellation into orbit beginning in 2025. But one problem that’s not entirely solved is Rivada’s financing. While it has made some significant and key pre-payments to Terran, it is not yet clear where the initial cash […]

September 26, 2023

Rivada wins legal victory

Rivada Space Networks, based in Munich, has been facing something of a challenge lately from China and the threat from what are described as “hostile” interests over the frequencies formerly used by Kleo Connect and which Rivada is lawfully using for its mega-constellation of a total 600 satellites. Rivada has an order with Terran Orbital […]

September 22, 2023By Chris Forrester

Terran Orbital outlines Rivada schedule

Terran Orbital is building an initial 300 satellite (288 craft plus 12 spares) mega-constellation for Rivada Space. However, Rivada is on an extremely tight launch schedule in order to comply with International Telecommunications Union (ITU) obligations. Terran has outlined its delivery plans for the next few years as far as the first batch of satellites […]

August 17, 2023

Rivada partners with IEC Telecom

Rivada Space Networks, fresh with the positive news from the ITU’s Radio Regulations Board that its planned launches for two 300 satellite constellations can go ahead, has announced a partnership with IEC Telecom for land and maritime connectivity. Rivada is seeking business for its ‘OuterNet’ satellite scheme and supplying large quantities of data to government […]

July 12, 2023By Chris Forrester

Rivada confirms launch timetable

Rivada Space Networks has confirmed its plans to launch two satellite mega-constellations. The news emerged after the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) approved a request to permit a delay in the launch obligations for the two low Earth orbiting constellations. The ITU’s Radio Regulations Board has waived the requirement that Rivada put 10 per cent of […]

July 6, 2023By Chris Forrester

ITU grants Rivada Space extra time

The ITU’s Radio Regulations Board (RRB) has approved a ‘milestone waiver’ for Rivada Space and its first batch of 300 satellites. This decision removes a major worry for Rivada which – had the waiver not been granted – would have near-scuppered the Ka-band project. The overall system calls for two batches each of 300 satellites. […]

June 30, 2023By Chris Forrester

Rivada chooses Artel for ‘mission critical’ comms

Rivada Space Networks (RSN) and Artel have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Master Services Agreement (MSA) to bring a new level of high security and low latency satellite communications to government markets through LEO constellations. Artel provides secure network communication services to U.S. Government (USG) agencies. Based in the US, Artel is a […]

June 24, 2023By Chris Forrester

Rivada facing tough challenges

Rivada Space Networks is planning an initial 300 craft fleet of low Earth orbiting satellites. It is facing a demanding series of key dates get the constellation into space. Now, however, it is facing a tough demand from a US court ruling. A New York judge has ordered Irish entrepreneur and the firm’s major backer […]

June 13, 2023

Terran Orbital starts build on new factory

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 […]

May 22, 2023By Chris Forrester

Rivada partners with Okapi:Orbits

Rivada Space Networks (RSN), which is building an initial 300-satellite mega-constellation of low Earth orbiting satellites, has signed with Okapi:Orbits to use its satellite mission-analysis tools, including analysis and implementation of Collision Avoidance and De-orbiting strategies. The agreement brings together RSN’s interconnected high-speed, low Earth orbiting satellite network and Braunschweig, Germany-based Okapi:Orbits’ Space Traffic Management […]

May 18, 2023By Chris Forrester