Space Enterprise Consortium
The consortium manager will oversee up to $12 billion worth of space projects over the next decade.
The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) will expand its effort to draw on the innovation of companies that have not traditionally worked with the government.
Col. Tim Sejba: “We’re contemplating a 10-year $12 billion competition."
The consortium manages the development of pre-production prototypes of space systems, including satellites, payloads and ground systems.
SpEC is an Air Force initiative focused on rapid prototyping of spacecraft, sensors, propulsion systems, ground stations and other space-related technology and services. Since early 2017, SpEC has awarded 37 prototype projects with a total value of $206 million.
SSL, a company known for building communications satellites and spacecraft systems, will help the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center define its next generation of protected military communications, the Maxar Technologies company announced Aug. 16.