Space Development Agency on encouraging new bidders and mitigating incumbent contractors’ advantage

by Peter B. de Selding

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Development Agency (SDA) has concluded that its operational model of signing firm, fixed-price contracts with multiple satellite builders has so far demonstrated its validity.

With 27 experimental missile warning/tracking satellites in orbit an objective of having 100 Tracking and 300 Transport satellites in orbit by fiscal-year 2027, SDA said its early assessment is that the potential of multiple orders has kept prime contractors involved despite the low ceiling on per-satellite prices.

One of SDA’s core principles, which . . .

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