A nearly $155 million award by the U.S. Space Development Agency (SDA) has been made to Space Exploration Technologies Inc. (SpaceX) for launch services from Vandenberg Air Force Base for the agency’s Agency’s Tranche 0 Transport and Tracking Layer space vehicles.
This award was made based on the Tranche 0 Launch request for proposal (HQ085021R0001) released on October 6, 2020, to which responses were due on November 9, 2020.
SpaceX will provide standalone launch services via two launches, with the first launch occurring in September of 2022, and the entire constellation on-orbit no later than March 31, 2023.
Work on this contract will be performed in Hawthorne, California; Vandenberg AFB, California; and McGregor, Texas. Fiscal 2020 and 2021 defense-wide research, development, test and evaluation funds will be obligated at the time of award.
The Space Development Agency, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (HQ085021C0005).