Space Development Agency Systems, Technologies, and Emerging Capabilities (STEC) Broad Agency Announcement 

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Posted On: January 16, 2024 Original Date Offers Due: January 15, 2025 Through this updated Systems, Technologies, and Emerging Capabilities (STEC) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), SDA is soliciting executive summaries, invited proposal abstracts, and invited proposals for novel architecture concepts, systems, technologies, and capabilities that enable leap-ahead improvements for future tranches of the agency’s Proliferated…

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SDA Posts Draft Solicitation Seeking Feedback on PWSA Futures Program (PFP), Ground Segment Integration (PGI)

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Posted On: December 20, 2023 Response Date: January 19, 2024 SDA released a DRAFT solicitation for the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture (PWSA) Futures Program (PFP), Ground Segment Integration (PGI). The draft solicitation provides an opportunity for industry to review and offer feedback in advance of final solicitation posting. The overall goal of the PGI acquisition…

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New SDA Open Topic under Small Business Opportunities

The Space Development Agency (SDA) views small businesses as critical contributors to the performance of research and development supporting national security through space and is soliciting small business participation in the advancement of the Proliferated Warfare Space Architecture. On November 28, SDA announced SDA24-P001 the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture (PWSA) Advanced Capability Development Open Topic…

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SDA Issues Request for Future Optical Communication Waveforms

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Posted On: November 6, 2023 Response Date: December 8, 2023 SDA seeks industry feedback on optical communications waveforms, ongoing work with other U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agencies on datalinks and waveforms, and integrating datalinks and waveforms on future Tranches of the Proliferated Warfighter Defense Architecture (PWSA). This request for information (RFI) includes risk reduction…

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SDA gets OK to begin limited testing of data satellites Link 16 nodes

Link 16 is a tactical military data network, used by US and NATO air-, sea- and land-base platforms. (Viasat image.)

Date: October 26, 2023 | Outlet: Breaking Defense | By: Theresa Hitchens WASHINGTON — The Space Development Agency (SDA) finally can begin testing Link-16 signals from its Transport Layer of data relay satellites in low Earth orbit, having just received approval from a key international regulatory body — although the agency remains caught up in a long-running Defense Department…

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SDA Requests Information on Potential Space Antenna Array Payloads

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Posted On: October 17, 2023 Original Response Date: November 17, 2023 The Space Development Agency (SDA) seeks industry feedback on potential space antenna array payloads, which could prove valuable for future SDA tranches and/or experimentation. Antenna arrays provide benefits from beam agility to interference rejection but have typically been associated with high cost, power, and…

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SDA Issues Solicitation for Tranche 2 Tracking Layer Space Vehicles

Original Date Offers Due: October 6, 2023 SDA seeks industry proposals for Tranche 2 (T2) Tracking Layer space vehicles of the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture (PWSA).  The solicitation, issued using Other Transaction Authority and posted Sept. 5, 2023, seeks to advance the operational capability of Tranche 1 PWSA and further its resiliency. The T2 Tracking…

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