Terran Orbital to Significantly Expand Manufacturing Capability in Irvine, CA
Leading small satellite provider to expand production by leasing a new manufacturing facility in Irvine
BOCA RATON, Fla. – February 15, 2022 – Terran Orbital Corporation (“Terran Orbital,” or the “Company”), a leading vertically integrated provider of end-to-end satellite solutions, signed a 10-year lease for a 60,000 square-foot commercial facility in Irvine, California. The location of the facility is adjacent to the Company’s existing facility.
“Terran Orbital continues to expand our status as an industry leader by growing our portfolio of satellite production and assembly facilities,” said Terran Orbital Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Marc Bell. “This is another in a long line of developments to maintain our leadership as a top small satellite manufacturer in the country.”
The new facility will focus on pure assembly and production. The facility will house staff and equipment beginning later this year.
“This latest expansion amplifies our ability to produce satellites at scale,” said William Beck, Terran Orbital Vice President of Infrastructure. “We look forward to helping produce the thousands of satellites expected to launch into orbit over the next 10 years.”
In September 2021, Terran Orbital announced it planned to build what the Company believes will be one of the largest satellite manufacturing complexes in the world in Brevard County, Florida. Once completed, it is expected that the 660,000 square-foot facility will create approximately 2,100 new jobs on Florida’s Space Coast.
Terran Orbital has previously announced it entered into a business combination agreement with Tailwind Two Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: TWNT), (“Tailwind Two”), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), pursuant to which Terran Orbital will combine with Tailwind Two.
About Tailwind Two Acquisition Corp.
Tailwind Two is a blank check company “for founders, by founders” – formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more founder-led businesses in a sector being disrupted by technological change. Tailwind Two’s management team and directors have invested extensively in founder-run businesses, with notable success in the space industry. Tailwind Two is led by Chairman Philip Krim, and Co-Chief Executive Officers Chris Hollod and Matt Eby. In addition to the members of its management team and board of directors, Tailwind Two has assembled an Advisory Board that will help position Tailwind Two as the value-add partner of choice for today’s leading entrepreneurs.
About Terran Orbital
Terran Orbital Corporation is a leading vertically integrated provider of end-to-end satellite solutions. Terran Orbital combines satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations and in-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil and commercial customers. In addition, Terran Orbital is developing the world’s largest, most advanced NextGen Earth Observation constellation to provide persistent, real-time earth imagery. Learn more at www.terranorbital.com.
Important Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed business combination with Terran Orbital, Tailwind Two filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a registration statement on Form S-4 (as amended or supplemented through the date hereof, the “Registration Statement”) containing a definitive proxy statement/prospectus (the “Proxy Statement/Prospectus”). The Registration Statement has been declared effective by the SEC and is being mailed to Tailwind Two’s shareholders. This press release does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the potential transaction and is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other decision in respect of the potential transaction. Tailwind Two’s shareholders and other interested persons are advised to read the Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other documents filed in connection with the potential transaction, as these materials will contain important information about Terran Orbital, Tailwind Two and the potential transaction. Shareholders will also be able to obtain copies of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC, without charge at the SEC’s website sec.gov.
Participants in the Solicitation
Tailwind Two and its directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from Tailwind Two’s shareholders with respect to the potential transaction. A list of the names of those directors and executive officers and a description of their interests in Tailwind Two is contained in Tailwind Two’s final prospectus relating to its initial public offering dated March 8, 2021, which was filed with the SEC and is available free of charge at the SEC’s web site at http://www.sec.gov. Additional information regarding the interests of such participants is contained in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus. Terran Orbital and its directors and executive officers may also be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Tailwind Two’s shareholders in connection with the potential transaction. A list of the names of such directors and executive officers and information regarding their interests in the potential transaction are included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus.
This press release and any oral statements made in connection with this press release shall not constitute an offer, nor a solicitation of an offer, of the sale or purchase of any securities, nor shall any securities of Terran Orbital or Tailwind Two be offered or sold, in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. Neither the SEC nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of the transactions contemplated hereby or determined if this press release is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense. Nothing in this press release constitutes investment, tax or legal advice or a recommendation regarding any securities. You should consult your own counsel and tax and financial advisors as to legal and related matters concerning the matters described herein, and you must make your own decisions and perform your own independent investment and analysis of the potential transactions.
Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes certain forward-looking statements, estimates, and projections provided by Terran Orbital that reflect management’s views regarding the anticipated future financial and operating performance of Terran Orbital. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical, including statements regarding operational and financial plans, terms and performance of Terran Orbital and other projections or predictions of the future. Forward looking statements are typically identified by such words as “project,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “may,” “will,” “should,” and “could” and similar expressions. Such statements, estimates, and projections reflect numerous assumptions concerning anticipated results. Forward-looking statements in this press release may include, for example; statements about Terran Orbital’s industry and market sizes; future opportunities; expectations and projections concerning future financial and operational performance and results of Terran Orbital; and the potential transactions, including items such as the implied enterprise value, ownership structure, the amount of redemption requests made by Tailwind Two’s shareholders, the ability of Tailwind Two to issue equity or equity-linked instruments in connection with the potential transactions or in the future, the likelihood and ability of the parties to successfully consummate the potential transactions, and those factors set forth in the section entitled “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements; Market Ranking and Other Industry Data” in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus. As these assumptions may or may not prove to be correct and there are numerous factors which will affect Terran Orbital’s actual results (many of which are beyond Terran Orbital’s control), there can be no assurances that any projected results are attainable or will be realized. Terran Orbital and Tailwind Two disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law. Terran Orbital’s actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this press release. Accordingly, no representations are made as to the accuracy, reasonableness or completeness of such statements, estimates, or projections.
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