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 NDSA capability layers
  • Enable new capability layers to address other emerging or evolving warfighters needs

To this end, SDA is soliciting executive summaries, white papers/proposal abstracts, and full proposals. Please see the BAA for details, focus areas, and submission instructions.