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Space and Satellite

Hogan Lovells is a cutting-edge, end-to-end strategic legal practice for satellite system operators, investors, manufacturers, or other transaction parties. We work with those involved in “traditional” space, NewSpace, and government procurements, around the world.

We help companies take their satellite systems from drawing board to implementation, and safely navigate the multilayered risks and issues they will face. We understand the technology, business, and regulatory issues ahead of you, and know the strategies necessary to achieve real world success.

Our lawyers have unique space-specific knowledge and experience. They have worked in-house, as general counsel, and as “outside general counsel” for top-tier commercial, government, and private equity/venture capital clients. We have been pioneers alongside our entrepreneurial clients for their most innovative industry developments. Acting as an integrated part of your team, we work to understand what you need and the challenges you face to structure the best transaction for you.

We successfully navigate the challenges that high-profile and NewSpace industry participants face, wherever they are located. We have a robust inventory of winning resolutions, unparalleled complex deal experience, a cohesive global team approach, and deep industry experience.

Our unique combination of legal, business, and technical experience offers tremendous benefits to our clients. Our lawyers appreciate the business goals, motivations, and strategies of our clients and understand the business and technical requirements for achieving a successful outcome. We are problem solvers and deal closers.

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Introducing Our Space and Satellite Practice

We work with those involved in "traditional" space, NewSpace, and government procurements, around the world.

Creative Teaming Arrangements to Jump-start Early Stage Companies

Insight into how to create a win-win in NewSpace.

Satellite Systems Procurement

A brief how-to guide.

Representative experience

Advising Airbus in connection with the formation of a complex, strategic joint venture with OneWeb for a 900 satellite constellation.

Advising Orbital Sciences Corporation on its US$5bn merger of equals transaction with Alliant Techsystems (ATK), forming Orbital ATK.

The Government of Mexico in its most significant telecommunications and satellite investment 3 satellite MSS and FSS end-to-end procurement.

Visiona Tecnologia Espacial S.A., a Brazilian satellite joint venture of Telebras and Embraer, for procurement of satellite and launch services.

The Ministry of Defense, Government of Indonesia, in support of its end-to-end satellite system acquisition and deployment.

BRI Bank Rakyat Indonesia in their first procurement of a satellite and launch services.

Columbia Capital in a broad array of U.S. and global satellite investment and portfolio company deployments.

S-band satellite provider Omnispace in its global commercial and strategic agreements, as well as regulatory matters.

Omniearth, a startup satellite earth observation and data analytics company, on its financing, commercial, and strategic activities.

Allied Minds in connection with satellite and commercial contracts for Hawkeye 360 and BridgeSat.

Representation of Telecomvera in its new satellite services in Mexico, in strategic space segment and ground system acquisitions.

Representation of Lockheed Martin’s GEOshare, a new satellite offering for customized payloads, access to orbital slots, delivery in-orbit, and shared architecture.

Gogo in connection with satellite service agreements involving satellite operators, aircraft manufacturers, and airline operators.

Advising global launch services clients, both as launch providers and purchasers of launch services.


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