Tag Archives: SDA

SDA Issues Draft RFP for Tracking Layer Tranche 0 Wide Field of View Satellites

The Space Development Agency has released a draft request for proposals for a program to design, develop and test up to eight satellites that will comprise the Tracking Layer Tranche 0 of the proliferated National Defense Space Architecture in low-Earth orbit. The tracking layer seeks to detect, track and target hypersonic weapons and other advanced missile threats and the draft RFP posted May 11 is for the Tranche 0 Wide Field of View program, which focuses on technology platforms needed to populate a proliferated LEO constellation.

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Space Development Agency Seeks Proposals for Transport Layer Tranche 0 Satellites

The Space Development Agency has released a solicitation for a program to design, develop, test and launch the initial batch of satellites that will comprise the Transport Layer Tranche 0 as part of the proliferated  National Defense Space Architecture in low-Earth orbit. A solicitation notice posted Friday says the transport layer will serve as the architecture’s backbone by delivering low-latency and resilient military connectivity and data to a range of warfighter applications.

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Derek Tournear: Space Development Agency Plans Satellite Procurement for LEO Mesh Network

Space Development Agency Director Derek Tournear has said that SDA wants to begin the process of awarding contracts in August to procure communications and tracking satellites that will support its planned mesh network in low-Earth orbit, National Defense magazine reported Thursday.

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SDA Seeks Exec Summaries, Proposals for National Defense Space Architecture-Related Capabilities

The Space Development Agency has asked industry to submit executive summaries, proposal abstracts and full proposals for novel concepts, technologies, systems and capabilities in support of its planned National Defense Space Architecture.

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McAleese & Associates: Patrick Shanahan on Space Development Agency’s Acquisition Authority

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has issued a report on key takeaways from the testimonies of Department of Defense and Air Force officials at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing held Thursday. Jim McAleese, founder and principal at McAleese & Associates and a 2019 Wash100 recipient, wrote in the report that …

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McAleese & Associates: DoD Officials Discuss Missile Defense Priorities at Senate Hearing

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report on military defense programs as discussed by Pentagon officials at the Senate Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee hearing Wednesday. John Rood, defense undersecretary for policy; Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, commander of Northern Command; Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves, director of the Missile …

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