The Air Force Research Laboratory has launched a two-phase effort to procure spaceflight systems and associated transportation, signal and energy equipment for experimentation purposes.
AFRL estimates the total value of the Space Technology Advanced Research-Fast-tracking Innovative Software and Hardware program in the $50,000-$100 million range, according to a notice posted on SAM .gov.
The laboratory said Friday it will specify the due date and time for white paper submissions via calls and subsequently send requests for proposals to selected offerors.
STAR-FISH covers work to develop, model, simulate, fabricate, characterize, test and analyze systems intended for spaceflight, on-orbit servicing, communications, debris management, controlled reentry and ground infrastructure.
The space vehicles directorate at Kirtland AF Base in New Mexico will oversee the solicitation process.