Practice

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.

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.

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 StarGroup (formerly 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.

Hogan Lovells Publications

TMT Horizons 2019

The dynamism of the Technology, Media and Telecoms sector is set to continue.

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Hogan Lovells Publications

Global Media, Technology and Communications Quarterly – Spring 2019

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications team at Hogan Lovells introduce the Spring edition of the Global Media, Technology and Communications Quarterly.

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Published Works

The “Space Resources Institute Act” and the Future of Space Mining Global Policy Journal

In what only recently would have seemed like science fiction, Colorado has positioned itself to become a leader in the space resources sector. But what are the challenges and potential...

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Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

Orchestrating Space, Standards, and Regulations

Counsel Tony Lin moderated a speaking engagement on standards and regulations in space at the SmallSat Symposium on 5 February 2019 in Silicon Valley.

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Contracting for SmallSat mega-constellations: A brief how-to guide

Beginning in the late 1990s, the satellite industry started to design large mega-constellation systems, appearing somewhat ahead of their time. Twenty years later, several are successfully...

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