SDA Releases DRAFT Request for Proposal (RFP) for Transport Layer Tranche 1

Original Response Date: July 30, 2021 SDA released a draft solicitation for the Tranche 1 Transport Layer (T1TL) space segment which establishes the foundation for the National Defense Space Architecture’s initial warfighting capability. With up to 144 space vehicles spanning six planes in low earth orbit, T1TL will provide global communications access with regional persistence…

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SDA Seeks Feedback on Space Mesh Networking

Original Response Date: June 4, 2021 The Space Development Agency recognizes the critical importance of network planning, management, and monitoring operations. The effective operations of a complex integrated space and ground mesh network comprising the National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA) is central to the delivery of all of the supported operational mission capabilities. SDA seeks…

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SDA Seeks Feedback on Ground and Operations Segment Concepts, Methodologies, Approaches, and Systems for Tranche 1

Original Response Date: June 3, 2021 The Space Development Agency (SDA) seeks feedback on ground operations concepts, methodologies, approaches, and systems related to the operations and monitoring of the National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA). SDA requests input on potential integrated Government-Owned Contractor-Operated (GOCO) solutions for dual-node, geographically separated ground operations centers to operate a proliferated…

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SDA Seeks Input on Tranche 1 Acquisition Approach (Draft)

Original Response Date: May 07, 2021 The Space Development Agency (SDA) is seeking industry feedback on its draft approach for acquiring the National Defense Space Architecture’s (NDSA) Tranche 1. Through this RFI, SDA is specifically seeking feedback on its approach to acquire T1 Transport space vehicles (SV) and support systems. All responses received to this…

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SDA Seeks Input on Tranche 1 Optical Communication Terminals

Original Response Date: April 30, 2021 The Space Development Agency (SDA) is seeking industry feedback on the design and development of optical communications terminals (OCTs) for the National Defense Space Architecture’s (NDSA) Tranche 1 Transport Layer (T1TL). We are looking for information on existing products, current development efforts and/or ongoing programs that address the Optical…

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SDA Seeks Input on Tranche 1 Transport Space Layer Space Vehicles

Original Response Date: April 23, 2021 The Space Development Agency (SDA) is seeking industry feedback on the design and development of mission-capable space vehicles for the National Defense Space Architecture’s (NDSA) Tranche 1 Transport Layer (T1TL), including feedback on industry’s ability to support a homogeneous constellation design to provide the full suite of Transport T1…

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SDA RFI Seeks Industry Feedback on BMC3

SDA released a Request for Information (RFI) for an integrated and interoperable Battle Management, Command, Control, and Communications (BMC3) capability for proliferated space architectures. Ideally, the time needed to execute a given kill chain should be driven entirely by the time it takes for a commander to authorize weapons release and the weapon’s (or weapons’)…

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SDA RFP Seeks Industry Proposals for Launch Services

Response Date: November 9, 2020 SDA posted a Request for Proposal (RFP) for launch services to deliver its Transport and Tracking Tranche 0 capabilities to orbit.  The scope of the RFP includes delivery of up to 28 spacecraft– SDA’s initial Transport and Tracking satellites.  The launch requires delivery to two circular 950 km near-polar orbits,…

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SDA Posts RFI Seeking Industry Feedback for Tranche 0 MSE&I

Responses due by June 8, 2020 The Space Development Agency (SDA) seeks industry feedback on Tranche 0 Mission Systems Engineering and Integration (MSE&I). The scope of MSE&I support is delivery of an integrated, interoperable Tranche 0 system-of-systems to include integration of Transport and Tracking space vehicles, Naval Research Laboratory-based ground systems and hardware/software-in-the-loop testbeds. MSE&I…

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