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, MDA CONFIRM SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH OF TRANCHE 0 TRACKING AND THE HYPERSONIC AND BALLISTIC TRACKING SPACE SENSOR SATELLITES

Date: Feb. 15, 2024 On Wednesday, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Space Development Agency (SDA) confirmed the successful launch of six satellites to low-Earth orbit at 5:30 p.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. The satellites, which include two satellites for MDA’s Hypersonic and Ballistic…

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SDA, MDA ANNOUNCE UPCOMING LAUNCH OF THE TRANCHE 0 TRACKING AND HYPERSONIC AND BALLISTIC TRACKING SPACE SENSOR AND SATELLITES

The Space Development Agency (SDA) and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) prepare to launch six satellites to low-Earth orbit on Feb. 14. The satellites will launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space utilizing SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. This includes two satellites for MDA’s Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) and the final four SDA Tranche 0 (T0) Tracking Layer satellites of its Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture (PWSA). (Photo Credit: Courtesy of SpaceX)

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Space Development Agency Makes Awards to Build 54 Tranche 2 Tracking Layer Satellites

Tranche 2 Tracking Layer includes new prime vendor to produce missile warning/missile tracking and missile defense satellites Date: Jan. 16, 2024 WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Space Development Agency (SDA) today announced the award of three prototype agreements to build 54 satellites to establish the Tranche 2 (T2) Tracking Layer, which will proliferate missile warning/missile tracking (MW/MT)…

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