SDA Issues Solicitation for National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA) Experimental Testbed (NExT)

Original Response Date: July 29, 2022 SDA issued a solicitation for the agency’s National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA) Experimental Testbed (NExT) satellites. Using Other Transaction Authority (OTA), this solicitation seeks proposals for U.S. space industry builder-operator teams that will partner with the agency to jointly develop and operate NExT.  The solicitation outlines the agency’s need…

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SDA to Host NExT Industry Day to Discuss Draft Solicitation

Registration Open: June 10-20, 2022 The Space Development Agency will deliver a controlled unclassified information (CUI)-level virtual presentation for industry on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 11 a.m. EST. This Industry Day will discuss the NExT—National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA) Experimental Testbed– DRAFT solicitation. The NExT program will procure up to ten (10) space vehicles…

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SDA Seeks Industry Feedback through DRAFT Solicitation for NExT (National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA) Experimental Testbed)

Original Response Date: June 24, 2022 The Space Development Agency (SDA) issued a draft solicitation for a prototyping effort to augment the National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA) constellation with experimentation-capable space vehicles. NExT (National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA) Experimental Testbed) leverages the low latency data transfer and beyond line-of-sight command and control infrastructure established by…

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SDA Seeks Industry Submissions to Accelerate Tranche 1 Tracking Layer to Address Conventional and Advanced Missile Threats

Updated Response Date: April 20, 2022 SDA has released a solicitation seeking industry submissions for Tracking Layer satellites as part of Tranche 1 of the National Defense Space Architecture. SDA will use an Other Transaction Authority (OTA) prototyping solicitation to accelerate delivery of the NDSA’s ultimate capability to provide global, persistent indications, warning, tracking, and…

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SDA Updates DRAFT Tranche 1 Tracking Solicitation, Seeks Additional Industry Feedback

Updated Response Date: March 04, 2022 The Space Development Agency (SDA) released an update to the DRAFT solicitation to acquire the Tranche 1 (T1) Tracking Layer, the anticipated missile warning and tracking capability of the Initial Warfighting Capability Tranche of the National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA). Industry partners offered extensive comments on the first version of the draft solicitation, and many suggestions have been incorporated into a…

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SDA Issues Tranche 1 Ground Operations and Integration Request for Proposal

Two Response Dates: Vol I-VI due Feb. 24 & Vol VII due March 3, 2022 SDA issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to establish the ground operations and integration segment for Tranche 1 (T1), the initial warfighting capability tranche, of the National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA). Unique to this operations solicitation, the core functions include: …

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SDA Posts Request for Information Seeking Industry Feedback on Battle Management, Command, Control, and Communications

Original Response Date: January 14, 2022 The Space Development Agency (SDA) seeks industry input on approaches to establishing an Application Factory to support space- and ground-based Battle Management, Command, Control, and Communications (BMC3) software capabilities for the National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA) to inform future solicitations. The Tranche 1 (T1) Transport Layer (T1TL) is the…

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