May 7, 2024 – Mynaric, a leading provider of industrialized, cost-effective and scalable laser communications products, today announced that it has been selected by Rocket Lab USA, Inc to supply free space optical terminals for the Space Development Agency’s (SDA) Tranche 2 Transport Layer (T2TL) – Beta program. Rocket Lab was awarded the 18-vehicle program in January 2024. The order of CONDOR Mk3 terminals is valued at approximately $15 million with deliveries beginning in 2025 and continuing into 2026. The Transport Layer will be the space backbone for the Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) infrastructure with low-latency data transport, sensor-to-shooter connectivity, and tactical satellite communication direct to platform. Once completely fielded, Tranche 2 will provide global persistence for all capabilities in Tranche 1 plus demonstration of advanced tactical data links and future proliferated missions. Read more