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February 9th, 2016

ULA Selects Tyvak Nanosatellite Systems To Support The Atlas V CubeSat Rideshare Initiative

[Satnews] Tyvak Nanosatellite Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Terran Orbital Corporation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with United Launch Alliance (ULA) to serve as the primary Auxiliary Payload Customer on CubeSat Rideshare Initiative efforts through December 31, 2019.
ULA’s CubeSat Rideshare Initiative enables rideshare opportunities on its Atlas V launch vehicle and aims to tap into a growing market of small satellites with applications in education, scientific research, U.S. Government and commercial business. CubeSats are miniaturized satellites originally designed for use in conjunction with university educational projects and quickly becoming a dependable tool for advance missions. CubeSats are made of one or more units, called U’s, measuring 10cm x 10cm x 10cm with a mass of 1.33 kilograms.

Under this MOU, Tyvak will provide low-cost access to space for both commercial and U.S. Government CubeSat customers, as well as no-cost access to space for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) CubeSat customers for rideshares on ULA’s Atlas V launch vehicles.

Tyvak is responsible for identifying, obtaining, and integrating CubeSat customers on the ULA Atlas V launch vehicle system. In addition, as part of the agreement with ULA, Tyvak will provide up to three STEM CubeSat slots at no cost for each Atlas V 24U-capacity launch opportunity for education customers.

Tyvak is thrilled to have been selected for this opportunity with a world-class launch provider like ULA,” said Tyvak President and Chief Executive Officer Anthony Previte. “This MOU brings key opportunities to Tyvak and to the entire nanosatellite community.

As America’s ride to space, ULA is transforming rideshares so that customers will now have predictable manifest slots for their payloads,” said Tory Bruno, ULA president and CEO. “We are driving innovations like this program which will make space more affordable and accessible for all manner and size of payload customers.

Upcoming SmallSat Space Symposium Offers Expertise, Not Blather

For a thorough immersion in the smallsat market segment, attend the upcoming, two-day and extremely important SmallSat Symposium. This highly informative symposium will be conducted on Tuesday, February 23, and Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The event will occur at the Hogan Lovells Conference Center in San Mateo, California, and is organized and sponsored by Satnews Publishers. Additional details at smallsatshow.com/

The speakers for this amazing event...

  • Jason Andrews, CEO — Spaceflight Industries
  • Jenny Barna, Launch Manager — Spire Global, Inc.
  • David Barnhart, Director/Co-Founder — USC Space Engineering Research Center
  • Christopher Baugh, President — NSR
  • Peter Beck, CEO & CTO — Rocket Lab
  • Dr. Sami BenAmor, Director Product Line Managers — Thales Alenia Space
  • Amir Blachman, Managing Director — Space Angels Network
  • John Booher, Partner — Hogan Lovells
  • Tom Boyer, Vice President — Kymeta
  • Dr. Sean Casey, Managing Director — Silicon Valley Space Center
  • Carissa Christensen, Managing Partner — The Tauri Group
  • Craig Clark, Founder — Clyde Space, Ltd.
  • Randy Culver, CEO — AMERGINT Technologies
  • Erik Daehler, Director Product Innovation — Boeing Network and Space Systems
  • Stuart Daughtridge, Vice President of Advance Technology — Kratos Technology and Training Solutions
  • Hoyt Davidson, Managing Partner — Near Earth LLC
  • Dr. Lars Dyrud, CEO — OmniEarth
  • Daniel Faber, CEO — Deep Space Industries
  • Dr. Shahin Farshchi, Partner — Lux Capital
  • Nick Flitterman, Managing Director — Portland Advisers
  • Chad Frost, Deputy Director of Engineering — NASA Ames Research Center
  • Dr. Jenny Gautier, Director of Commercial Programs — The Aerospace Corporation
  • Dr. Steve Goldberg, CEO and Co-Founder — Venrock
  • David Hartshorn, Secretary General — GVF
  • Andy Hoskins, In-Space Propulsion and Power Business Development — Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • Roger C. Hunter, Associate Director for Programs — NASA Ames Research Center
  • Susan J. Irwin, President — Irwin Communications, Inc.
  • John P. Janka, Partner — Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Steve Jurvetson, Partner — DFJ
  • Keith Karuntzos, Manager, Business Development — United Launch Alliance (ULA)
  • Dr. Josef Koller, Senior Advisor — Office of the Secretary of Defense for Space Policy
  • Chris Kunstadter, Senior Vice President — XL Catlin
  • Adam Keith, Managing Director — Euroconsult Canada
  • Karl A. Kensinger, Deputy Chief, Satellite Division — FCC International Bureau
  • Tony Lin, Senior Associate — Hogan Lovells
  • Dan Lopez, VP of Technology — Urthecast
  • Catherine Melquist, Senior Vice President, Satellite Division — Sage Communications
  • Debra Facktor Lepore, VP and GM of Strategic Operations — Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp
  • Hartley Lesser, Editorial Director — Satnews Publishers
  • Daniel Lim, Vice President of Disruptive Innovations and the Principal FANTM-RiDE Design Engineer — TriSept Corporation
  • Jeffrey Manber, CEO — Nanoracks LLC
  • Dr. Clare Martin, Vice President of Programs — Surrey Satellite Technology US
  • Suzi McBride, Vice President — Iridium
  • Randa Relich Milliron, Co-Founder — Interorbital Systems
  • Clayton Mowry, President — Arianespace
  • J. Armand Musey, President and Founder — Summit Ridge Group
  • Sunil Nagaraj, Vice President of Marketing and Communications — Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Janet Nickloy, VP Responsive ISR Programs — Harris Corporation
  • Carlos Niederstrasser, Business Development & Special Initiatives — Orbital ATK
  • Paul Oppenheim, Vice President Business Dev. & Contracts — Vanguard Space Technologies
  • Dr. John Paffett, CEO — Surrey Satellite Technology US
  • Dara A. Panahy, Partner— Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
  • Doug Patterson, VP, Military & Aerospace Business Sector — Aitech Defense Systems
  • Barbara Plante, Founder and President — Boreal Space
  • Will Pomerantz, Vice President for Special Projects — Virgin Galactic
  • Chris Quilty, Senior Vice President, Equity Research — Raymond James & Associates
  • Rex Ridenoure, CEO and co-founder — Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation
  • Richard M. Rocket, CEO and Co-Founder — NewSpace Global, LLC
  • Joe Rothenberg, Director of Engineering and Operations — Google
  • Mike Safyan, Director of Launch and Regulatory Affairs — Planet Labs
  • Dr. Alex Saltman, Senior Vice President — GeoOptics
  • Randy S. Segal, Partner, Co-Lead Satellite Practice — Hogan Lovells
  • Chris Stott, Founder, Chair & CEO — ManSat
  • David Strobel, CEO and Program Manager (PM) — Space Micro
  • Tom Stroup, President — SIA
  • Al Tadros, Vice President of DoD and Civil Business — SSL
  • Dr. Marco Villa, President & COO — Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems
  • Michael Vinter, Executive Vice President — International Space Brokers
  • Micah Walter-Range, Director, Research & Analysis — Space Foundation
  • Bruce Yost, Project Manager — NASA Ames Research Center
  • Louis Zacharilla, Director of Development —Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI)