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).

If you are a government program office looking to leverage the SpEC vehicle for your prototype needs, click here.

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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.

We are building the largest network of commercial innovators to take mission-critical technologies to the next level.

Just last year, our network contributed to some of the most prominent government projects worth more than $900M in value. Over half of these opportunities were awarded to ‘new to defense’ organizations.

While membership to NSTXL is required to submit a solution, we believe you should have access to explore open opportunities for free. When you see an opportunity you want to submit on, become a member and get started.

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.

If you are a government program office looking to leverage the SpEC vehicle for your prototype needs, click here.