NASA is seeking additional developers of satellite bus core systems and support services to participate in the second on-ramp solicitation process under the multiple-award $6 billion Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV program.
The agency indicated its intent to expand the Rapid IV Catalog in a request for proposals notice posted Thursday on SAM .gov.
Ball Aerospace, Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Southwest Research Institute and Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems were named the five initial awardees on the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in July 2020.
Rapid IV offerings are intended to support a range of NASA missions such as the Geostationary and Extended Orbits, Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory and Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series efforts.
Interested vendors can submit offers to the agency’s Rapid Spacecraft Development Office through June 1.