The Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) was established by the Space Systems Command to bridge the cultural gap between military buyers, commercial startups, and small businesses through Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs).

SpEC helps connect the Department of Defense with a network of innovators and creators across the most sought-after emerging technology fields as they research and develop space related prototypes. SpEC is managed by National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL).


SpEC Members

SpEC has awarded nearly $2 billion in contracts to organizations across the space industry – 60% of which has been awarded to new technology innovators.


Non-Traditional Members

SpEC prioritizes upcoming needs, conducts market research, and forges partnerships with VC’s, incubators, and accelerators to identify the next great emerging technology.


Faster Time to Award

SpEC increases the pace and quality of projects offering completely customized proposal options and full-cycle project support from start to finish.

Annual Dues


Members work collaboratively to connect the United States military to its cutting-edge knowledge and technology solutions. Membership spans the entire innovation ecosystem including:


Annual Revenue Annual Dues
< $10M $250
$10M – $50M $1,000
$50M – $100M $5,000
$100M + $10,000


Annual Revenue Annual Dues
< $50M $500
$50M – $100M $5,000
$100M+ $10,000

Academic & Other

Types Annual Dues
University $2,500
Laboratory $2,500
Incubator $500
Investor $2,500

*To be eligible for SpEC membership, you will need to provide a DD2345 form during membership registration. Please see additional information on SpEC’s website. Not ready to become a member? Explore open opportunities without a membership commitment by subscribing to NSTXL.

More Collaboration

SpEC members have access to a mix of on-site and virtual teaming events designed to support networking to deliver more successful prototypes.

More Value

SpEC’s management and membership services help eliminate risk, increase the pace and quality of projects through its modern acquisition and market approach.

More Innovation

SpEC members drive innovation in technology areas from artificial intelligence to satellite communications. The diversity of members offers natural teaming opportunities.

The SpEC OTA leverages the innovative and state-of-the-art technologies available from the commercial community with almost 60% of projects awarded this year going to non-traditional organizations.

Unparalleled Support to Spark Government Innovation

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning

Command, Control, & Communications Architecture

Ground Segment

Launch Segment

Mission Design/CONOPS/Evaluation

Mission Operations and Architecture

Payload Data Processing & Transport

Payload Optical (Visible & IR)

Payload RF

Satellite bus/structure/power/attitude control/propulsion

Space Electronics