Rivada hires Terran Orbital to build 300 broadband satellites for $2.4B. Launchers TBD; all must orbit within 43 months

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS— Rivada Space Networks GmbH said it chose Terran Orbital’s Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems to build 300 Ka-band broadband satellites after being assured that Terran, which has never done work this size, can make a regulatory deadline that would challenge even the most experienced manufacturer.

Rivada said New York- based GH Partners was an advisor on "strategic and financial aspects" of the decision to hire Terran.

The contract, valued at $2.4 billion, followed months of what Rivada officials termed as intense negotiations with . . .

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