The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center officially awarded on Friday a potential $12B agreement to the National Security Technology Accelerator to manage the Space Enterprise Consortium over a 10-year period.
SMC originally planned to award the SpEC management agreement to NSTXL by the end of December but delayed the award to further assess a ruling by a district court judge in Texas against NSTXL regarding a contract dispute with a former business partner, SMC said Friday.
SMC said it evaluated the matter and concluded that the court judgment would not affect NSTXL’s ability to carry out the terms of the contract.
“Currently SpEC includes 457 members to date and all decisions relating to requirement development, evaluations, awards, and performance evaluation reside with government program offices,” said Col. Tim Sejba, program executive officer for SMC’s Space Development Corps. “This award marks the beginning of ‘SpEC Reloaded’ and will enable the SpEC to continue to accelerate prototyping and deliver new and innovative capabilities to the warfighter and the world.”
Under the agreement, NSTXL will oversee consortium members to help facilitate the development of space technology prototypes through other transaction agreements.