WHO WE ARE
The Space Development Agency orchestrates the development and fielding of DoD’s future threat-driven National Defense Space Architecture. SDA uses novel approaches to accelerate the military space capabilities necessary to ensure U.S. technological and military advantage in space for national defense.
BATTLE MANAGEMENT LAYER
SDA's Battle Management Layer will provide architecture tasking, mission command and control, and data dissemination to support time-sensitive kill chain closure at campaign scales.LEARN MORE
EMERGING CAPABILITIES (DETERRENCE) LAYER
SDA's Emerging Capabilities Layer will incubate new mission concepts. Initial focus will be to deter hostile action in deep space (beyond Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) up to lunar distances).
Date: August 1, 2020 | Outlet: AFCEA – Signal Magazine | By: Kimberly Underwood The year-old Space Development Agency emphasizes speed in pursuing innovative space capabilities. The threats to the U.S. military and the nation are such that additional space-based capabilities must be rapidly fielded. A proliferated low-earth-orbit constellation of satellites and sensors will connect…Read Full Story
Date: July 13, 2020 | Outlet: Space News | By: Sandra Erwin WASHINGTON — U.S Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios will serve as acting undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, DoD announced on July 13. Kratsios will take over the position previously held by Mike Griffin. Mark Lewis was named acting deputy undersecretary of…Read Full Story
Original Response Date: Jan. 20, 2021 SDA recognizes the need to establish an “intellectual pipeline” to access ideas from across the community to inform the future of the National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA).Through this BAA, SDA specifically seeks novel architecture concepts, systems, technologies, and capabilities that: Enable leap-ahead improvements for future tranches of currently planned…Read Full Story
Response Date: August 13, 2020 Today, SDA posted a Request for Proposal (RFP) for SDA’s first generation (called Tranche 0) Mission Systems Engineering and Integration (MSE&I). The RFP seeks to provide systems engineering and integration services for SDA’s satellite and ground programs to field in late fiscal year 2022. SDA is soliciting industry partners to…Read Full Story
Optional executive summaries are due July 15, 2020 for feedback (anticipated by July 24). Full proposals are due August 21, 2020. The Space Development Agency (SDA) is seeking executive summaries and proposals through a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for software prototypes that enable the mission-specific needs of the National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA). The three…Read Full Story