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Rivada visits Terran Orbital’s manufacturing HQ

Declan Ganley, CEO of Rivada Space, visited Terran Orbital’s brand-new production site at Irvine, California on April 17th and held a Town Hall meeting of the two companies’ staff. The visit was far from routine and was a clear indication of Rivada’s importance to Terran’s financial future. Ganley was inspecting what will be the main […]

April 18, 2024

Terran Orbital is again Compliant

Terran Orbital, which has a very healthy order book for smaller satellites (including 300 for Rivada Networks), is again “compliant” as far as the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is concerned. It means that its shares have been traded at above $1 per share since late-February. NYSE rules state that shares priced below $1 cannot […]

April 4, 2024

Rivada: Where’s the money?

Rivada Space Networks is in the process of building the first batch of 300 low Earth orbiting satellites. Terran Orbital is building the satellites for Rivada, and there is an option for a further 300 satellites. But there are anxieties over how the fleet is being paid for. Rivada’s obligations are considerable: They are contracted […]

March 24, 2024

Rivada Space gets Ofcom access licence

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has granted Munich-based Rivada Space Networks a licence for a non-geostationary earth station network. The licence covers Rivada’s planned Low Earth orbiting satellite network, which Rivada calls its ‘Outer Net’ system. Ofcom said: “Rivada is proposing to provide government communications, maritime and aviation connectivity, enterprise networking, and backhaul services for telecommunications […]

March 4, 2024By Chris Forrester

Kleo Connect out of cash

China-backed – but Germany-based – would-be satellite constellation Kleo Connect has reportedly run out of cash, and laid off staff effective April 30th. The Chinese company behind Kleo, Shanghai Spacecom Satellite Technology (SSST) are also the sponsors of China’s G60 mage-constellation. However, SSST on February 1st raised 6.7 billion Yuan (about €877 million) in fresh […]

February 5, 2024By Chris Forrester

Rivada wins Wiseband expansion partnership

Rivada Space Networks, even without any satellites yet in orbit, has established a partnership with Wiseband which provides customised private satellite networking solutions. The company currently has connectivity projects in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Egypt. Rivada has an initial 300 satellites on order with Terran Orbital and designed to create an ‘OuterNET’ system of […]

January 9, 2024By Chris Forrester

Rivada wins contract for disaster connections

Rivada Space Networks, despite not yet having its satellite fleet in orbit, has secured another useful contract. It comes from Tekniam, a US based company providing emergency connectivity for disaster response and recovery. Rivada is planning a 600-craft fleet of laser-linked low Earth orbiting satellites. Tekniam CEO, Andrew Heaton, commented: “Tekniam’s RUCS is a cutting-edge […]

December 11, 2023By Chris Forrester

Rivada Networks wins legal action

A Washington DC Court has ruled decisively in favour of Rivada Networks in its long-running dispute with former partner Kleo AG. CEO Declan Ganley released the transcript of a legal action between Kleo AG which alleged defamation and was heard before the US District Court in Washington DC. Rivada has won the case. The background […]

November 22, 2023

Terran Orbital hit by Rivada late payment

Satellite builder Terran Orbital reported that its revenues for 2023 would be almost half original expectations because key client Rivada Space Networks has yet to make an agreed milestone payment. The original expectation for 2023 was for $250 million (€230.3m) in revenue. Now Terran says it will be “in excess” of $130 million, some 48 […]

November 15, 2023By Chris Forrester

Ofcom considers Rivada application for NGSO licence

Ofcom is proposing to grant an Earth Station Network Licence to Rivada, a satellite communication service, for its non-geostationary orbiting (NGSO) satellite system. Ofcom has received an application from Rivada to allow it to deploy user terminals, which are the dishes and antennas used by customers to connect to a satellite network. These can be […]

October 19, 2023