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MDA Space Sensor Layer
« on: 01/08/2019 09:13 pm »
This Special Notice is issued to advise interested parties within the U.S. space technology base that the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Space Systems (SS) Program Office anticipates the release of the initial Request for Prototype Proposal (RPP) for the Space Sensor Layer (SSL) Phase IIa - Prototype Payload Design and Signal-chain Processing Risk Reduction Demonstration Project via the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) Other Transaction (OT) Agreement. SSL Phase IIa encompasses a Preliminary Concept Review (PCR) with a signal-chain processing (SCP) demonstration. (SSL was formerly referred to as Missile Defense Tracking System (MTS). The objective of SSL is to develop and test sensing capabilities that will become a part of a Resilient Integrated Multi-tier Overhead Persistent Infrared Enterprise Architecture, addressing warfighter requirements. SSL will be an integral part of a future operational space layer. The RPP will solicit prototype proposals under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2371b for the competitive award of Project Awards/Agreements. The resulting Project Awards/Agreements will not constitute a procurement contract, cooperative agreement or grant agreement for purposes of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Subsection 31.205-18, or for any other purpose.

So basically the US Missile Defense Agency is developing a satellite sensor constellation, looks like a promising program.