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Two Terran Orbital Space Vehicles Added to NASA's $6 Billion Rapid IV Contract
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Two Terran Orbital Space Vehicles Added to NASA's $6 Billion Rapid IV Contract
by Clarence Oxford
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 05, 2024

Terran Orbital has expanded its offerings under NASA's multi-participant Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV (Rapid IV) Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract. NASA has added two additional space vehicle platforms, positioning Terran Orbital as a key partner for the space agency with a broader range of solutions for various missions.

Terran Orbital has been part of this contract since 2020 through its Tyvak Nano-Satellite subsidiary, with two space vehicles already eligible for NASA task orders. The Rapid IV awards have a potential shared ceiling of $6 billion among all selected contractors.

Terran Orbital adds its Nebula and Ambassador micro space vehicle platforms to the existing 6U Triumph and 12U Renegade CubeSats under the Rapid IV On-Ramp III contract. This portfolio of space vehicles enables government agencies to execute their missions more efficiently.

The Rapid IV program simplifies the acquisition process for US government agencies. This multi-award IDIQ contract allows for Firm Fixed Price delivery orders to eligible participants, streamlining the procurement of space vehicles and payload space for upcoming missions.

"We are honored to expand our role in NASA's critical space endeavors," said Marc Bell, Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer at Terran Orbital.

"By offering a broader selection of space vehicle solutions, Terran Orbital empowers government agencies to efficiently execute their missions. This streamlined approach allows for faster space vehicle delivery, accelerating scientific discovery and national security advancements."

Terran Orbital has a long-standing partnership with NASA and other government agencies, providing cost-effective and reliable access to space for global customers. The company has a proven track record of delivering space vehicles across diverse sectors, including defense, intelligence, communications, and imaging.

Terran Orbital's success includes pioneering CubeSats to ESPA-class space vehicles, demonstrating its expertise in larger platforms. The company's space vehicles leverage a common, flight-proven design philosophy, ensuring reliability for NASA's complex missions. Terran Orbital also has a proven track record of managing successful on-orbit operations for various missions.

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