- Laurence Russell
Terran Orbital hits New York Stock Exchange under "LLAP" and announces $200+ million revenue backlog
Terran Orbital Corporation, a leading small satellite manufacturer primarily serving the United States aerospace and defense industry, announced that its common stock and warrants will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange today, March 28, 2022, under the ticker symbols "LLAP" and "LLAP WS", respectively.
Terran Orbital has made significant progress over recent months as it prepared to emerge as a public company. Some of the Company's recent accomplishments include:
Growth in remaining contractual performance obligations (revenue backlog) from $68 million as of September 30, 2021, to over $200 million today;
Recognized full year 2021 total revenues greater than $40 million;
Selected to build 42 satellites for the US Space Development Agency's (SDA) Tranche 1 of the Transport Layer. The award is in addition to the 10 satellites Terran Orbital is building for SDA's Tranche 0 of the Transport Layer;
Facility expansion from approximately 60,000 square feet of office, engineering and manufacturing space to over 250,000 square feet in less than a year;
Employee growth of 300% over the past year to more than 300 employees and still growing rapidly; and
Recognized by the Ukraine Ministry of Defense for providing critical data and images to support the country's defense from Russian attacks.
In 2022 the Company expects to deliver several critical satellites for customer missions, including:
LunIR, a satellite for NASA to support surface characterization, remote sensing, and site selection observations of the Moon and launching on the Artemis I mission;
Capstone, a satellite for NASA that will serve as a pathfinder for the Lunar Gateway, a future Moon-orbiting human outpost, to demonstrate orbital stability and maintenance requirements;
Ten (10) microsatellites to Lockheed Martin in support of SDA's Tranche 0 of the Transport Layer;
A two satellite cubesat mission to demonstrate proximity operations and rendezvous in a nanosatellite form factor;
An optical earth observation satellite for an international commercial partner;
A 6U cubesat technology demonstrator for NASA flying a laser communications terminal designed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory; and
A satellite with six electro-optical payloads to support weather observations for the Air Force Research Laboratory.
Terran Orbital Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO Marc Bell announced, "We are thrilled to bring Terran Orbital forward as a public company. This day marks the latest milestone in a history of achievement and outperformance in the space industry. We expect that as we advance, Terran Orbital will continue to define the small satellite market by combining high-volume manufacturing with fully integrated operations and mission planning capabilities. We are also planning to build one of the world's largest, most advanced persistent earth observation constellations and one of the world's largest vertically integrated satellite manufacturing facilities."
Bell continued: "Our innovative, cost-effective satellite solutions and real-time data offering are validated by our suite of marquee military, commercial and civil customers; an experienced, solutions-focused management team featuring former senior leaders in the US Air Force, US Navy, and US Army. As a public company, we expect to leverage our industry position to capitalize on the exponentially rising demand for small satellites and earth observation data to meet critical government, national security and commercial needs, support human space exploration, and deliver long-term value to our partners and investors."
In order to meet this growing demand, in February 2022 the Company announced its plans to significantly expand its manufacturing capability in Irvine, CA, by leasing a 60,000 square-foot commercial facility adjacent to the Company's existing facility. The announcement marked Terran Orbital's commitment to maintaining its leadership as a top small satellite manufacturer in the country and will complement the Company's previously announced plans to build the world's largest and most advanced "Industry 4.0" space vehicle manufacturing facility, a $300 million, 660,000 square foot facility on the Space Coast of Florida.
Terran Orbital also announced the formation of a highly-respected board of directors. In addition to Mr. Bell, the Board of Directors of the newly public Company includes:
Mr. Anthony Previte, Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer, and Executive Vice President of Terran Orbital;
Mr. Daniel Staton, Chairman of the Board of ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.;
Mr. James LaChance, Founder of Breakpoint Asset Management and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Compound LLC;
Col. Tom Manion, USMC (Ret.);
Lt. Gen. Richard Y. Newton III, USAF (Ret.), former US Air Force Assistant Vice Chief of Staff;
Dr Tobi Petrocelli, Director, Environmental and Sustainability Management of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, MUFG Americas N.A.;
Maj. Gen. Douglas L. Raaberg, USAF (Ret.), Executive Vice President of the Air Force Association; and
Mr. Stratton Sclavos, former Chairman and CEO of Verisign.