Tyvak International Secures EDA Contract for Pioneering VLEO Satellite Project

April 02, 2024


Tyvak International SRL (“Tyvak International”), a Torino, Italy-based subsidiary of Terran Orbital Corporation (NYSE: LLAP) and a leading European provider of nano and microsatellites, today announced a secured service subcontract for the European Defense Agency’s (EDA) Hub for EU Defense Innovation (HEDI) proof-of-concept prototype 2023. This groundbreaking project focuses on Very Low Earth Orbit (VLEO) satellite exploration, marking a significant leap forward in military space technology.

The contract encompasses Phase A of the LEO to VLEO spacecraft, culminating in a Preliminary Design Review. Tyvak International will play a leading role within a consortium including prime contractor CNIT, collaborating with FlySight and Politecnico di Milano.

Tyvak International, leveraging its extensive experience in satellite design, development, and spaceflight heritage, will spearhead critical aspects of the project. This includes leading market analysis, identifying key components, defining requirements based on the business case, and ultimately assessing the feasibility of satellite development.

“We are delighted to announce our participation in this significant EDA VLEO contract,” said Fabio Nichele, Chief Executive Officer of Tyvak International. “This collaboration presents a remarkable opportunity to leverage our expertise and innovative solutions to support the critical mission objectives of the European Defence Agency. By doing so, we will drive advancements in satellite technology and propel future defense capabilities.”

This contract underscores the unwavering commitment of Tyvak International to push the boundaries of satellite technology. The collaboration with the European Defence Agency extends to strategic applications encompassing Earth observation, in-space situational awareness, signal detection, and navigation warfare, ultimately advancing European defense capabilities.

Source : Terran Orbital Corporation

Tyvak International Secures EDA Contract for Pioneering VLEO Satellite Project