SDA Posts First RFP Seeking Proposals in Support of Transport Tranche 0

Proposals are due by Noon EDT on June 1, 2020 The Space Development Agency (SDA) seeks proposals on their first Request for Proposal (RFP) to help build the Transport layer. Transport Tranche 0 is an interoperable mesh network of tens of satellites to provide periodic low-latency and high-capacity data connectivity. The agency plans to award…

SDA Posts DRAFT RFP Seeking Industry Feedback on Transport Tranche 0

Original Response Date: April 17, 2020  The Space Development Agency (SDA) seeks input on a DRAFT Request for Proposal (RFP) to inform the approach and technical requirements for the Transport layer. Transport Tranche 0 Industry Day Audio Recording (April 2, 2020)

SDA Issues First DRAFT RFP Seeking Feedback for a Tracking Experiment Satellite

Original Response Date: March 31, 2020 The Space Development Agency (SDA) seeks input through a DRAFT Request for Proposals (RFP) regarding the launch of one Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) experimental satellite in 2021. This satellite, the “Tracking Phenomenology Experiment,” will characterize scene backgrounds to optimize algorithms, Concept of Operations (CONOPS), and wavebands for advanced missile…

Space Development Agency Issues First Solicitation: Broad Agency Announcement seeks to develop “Intellectual Pipeline” for National Defense Space Architecture

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…

Space Development Agency Space Mesh Networking Capabilities and Interoperability RFI

Original Response Date: Feb 17, 2020  Space Development Agency is seeking feedback on in-space mesh networking capabilities and interoperability to inform SDA’s future solicitations, including the Transport Tranche 0 solicitation anticipated for Spring 2020.

SDA RFP Seeks Industry Proposals for Tranche 0 MSE&I

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…

SDA Publishes Broad Agency Announcement for Mission-Specific Application Prototypes

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…

SDA Posts RFP Seeking Proposals for Tracking Tranche 0

Response Date: July 16, 2020 The Space Development Agency (SDA) seeks proposals from industry for the Tracking Tranche 0 mission.  The scope of the request for proposals (RFP) includes ~8-10 interconnected satellites with cross links with wide field of view (WFOV) infrared sensors for missile warning and tracking. The specific requirements and technical challenges for…

SDA Posts RFP Seeking Industry Solutions for Tracking Phenomenology Experiment

Response Date: July 6, 2020 The Space Development Agency (SDA) seeks proposals through a Request for Proposal (RFP) on the Tracking Phenomenology Experiment (TPE). The objective of TPE is to characterize the variation in background scenes for wide field of view infrared sensors at altitudes representative to those envisioned as part of Tracking Tranche 0. …

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

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 will culminate in a Capstone demonstration…