Terran Orbital ships CENTAURI-5 satellite to Cape Canaveral

Sat, 14 May 2022 06:51:05 GMT
Space Daily

Boca Raton FL (SPX) May 13, 2022 Terran Orbital Corporation (NYSE: LLAP), a global leader in...

Terran Orbital Corporation, a global leader in satellite solutions, primarily serving the United States aerospace and defense industry, has announced it shipped its CENTAURI-5 satellite to Cape Canaveral in preparation for the SpaceX Transporter-5 launch.

The CENTAURI-5 spacecraft is part of a constellation commissioned by Fleet Space Technologies to deliver global connectivity solutions specifically designed for the energy, utilities, and resource industries.

Tyvak International, a Terran Orbital Corporation, designed and developed the spacecraft.

Launching large batches of small satellites drives down connectivity costs for customers while improving coverage and network resilience in areas in high need of satellite communication.

The Centauri satellites are built to the 6U CubeSat form factor.

"Terran Orbital is ecstatic to provide innovative satellite solutions that make revolutionary constellations like Fleet Space possible," said Terran Orbital Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer Marc Bell.

"CENTAURI-5, our new 3D printed all-metal patch antenna satellite, will not only provide digital beamforming in S-band frequency, but will revolutionize the New Space Industry," said Fleet Space Technologies CEO Flavia Tata Nardini.

"We are extremely excited to launch this satellite in partnership with Terran Orbital and SpaceX. CENTAURI-5 will be the 7th satellite of our planned constellation, with another four launches upcoming. We build, we launch, and we deliver upon our promises to keep growing our satellite constellation and deliver connectivity to our customers across the globe."

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