Space Development Agency (SDA) has posted a Request for Proposal (RFP) for launch services to deliver its Transport and Tracking Tranche 0 capabilities to orbit earlier this month.
The scope of the RFP includes delivery of up to 28 spacecraft — SDA’s initial Transport and Tracking satellites.
The launch requires delivery of two, circular, 950 km, near-polar orbits, with the first launch expected to occur in September of 2022.
Upon award, the launch services contractor will work with SDA satellite providers on payload integration with the launch vehicle(s) and will lead the mission integration activities.
Full RFI details at this direct link… the response due date is November 5, 2020.
The SDA has also released a Request for Information (RFI) for Tranche 1 of the National Defense Space Architecture, scheduled to launch in late FY2024.
Tranche 1 is largely a proliferation of the capabilities demonstrated in Tranche 0; however, SDA is working with the warfighter community through its Warfighter Council and conducting market research to inform its final minimum viable product for Tranche 1 capabilities.
Tranche 1 is anticipated to include 100 to 150 transport satellites and should include technical and manufacturing readiness level 6 solutions to ensure viable warfighting capabilities once deployed.
SDA is interested in hardware, software, firmware, process, procedure and technique solution that will enable beyond line of sight targeting and advanced missile tracking.
Full RFI details at this direct link… the response due date is November 13, 2020.