The Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) recently awarded a $50 million contract to Orion Space Solutions for the Tetra-5 program. Tetra 5 is centered on resolving the obstacle of refueling in space and will play a critical role in extending the lifetime of spacecraft already in orbit.
Space Enterprise Consortium’s (SpEC) presence within the small satellite community was apparent during the 2022 SmallSat conference in Logan, Utah. With prominent SpEC member signs in view, about 30% of this year’s SmallSat exhibitors are members of SpEC, a rapid contracting method that allows the government to quickly address emerging technology needs.
Contracting with the government can feel daunting. Hear first-hand from NSTXL member Chad Bommer on his experience with submitting on opportunities through the SpEC OTA.
Most of us can imagine future civilization on the Moon: lunar cities built by lunar factories running on lunar resources. There has even been much written about what to do once we have that. Harder to envision is how we get there.
Membership with NSTXL provides access to countless government opportunities and a community through which you can sharpen your solutions. Join us in chatting with members David Simenc and Jim Bower, from SciTec, about how NSTXL has brought them to the forefront of government contracting.
NSTXL Will Be Hosting Air Force Research Lab’s Col. Felt and Space Systems Command’s Col. Roth at the 37th Space SymposiumLauraOps2022-08-08T12:07:20-07:00
NSTXL will host Col. Eric J. Felt and Col. Joseph J. Roth at the 37th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO on April 5 between 2 – 3 p.m. at the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) booth 542. Col Felt and Col Roth bring with them extensive knowledge on current industry technology and the foresight into what capabilities gaps should be immediately addressed to maintain security measures in space.
The Deep Space Advanced Radar Capability (DARC) contract, was awarded to Northrop Grumman Corporation through the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) by Space Systems Command (SSC). The request for prototype was released as a part of the larger DARC program created to enhance our nation's capabilities in Space Domain Awareness (SDA). The solutions created through DARC will be vital in creating a resilient space enterprise.
The technology industry is advancing faster than ever before, pulling in the brightest minds from across the nation to solve the greatest challenges to date. One of the most pressing concerns? Space innovation. That challenge is exactly what NSTXL member TransAstra is in the business of solving.
DEEP Opportunity Awarded to Slingshot Aerospace through SpEC OTA to Detect and Mitigate Radio Frequency ThreatsLauraOps2022-08-09T08:30:24-07:00
On September 30, 2021, pLEO Data Exploitation and Enhanced Processing (DEEP) prototype was awarded to Slingshot Aerospace through the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) OTA vehicle managed by NSTXL. The DEEP prototype automates manual human data exploitation techniques, and delivers finished user-friendly products at low latencies.
The Precise Space Flight Experiment has been awarded by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to Tyvak Nano Satellite Systems, Inc. This prototype, released through the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC), will develop a spacecraft for new Very Low Earth Orbit missions with a plan to launch in 2024.