The US Space Force has selected 18 vendors to provide space data analytics and software services, according to recent reports. The contracts, which are collectively worth up to $496 million, were awarded through the Space Enterprise Consortium and will support a range of space-related projects and missions.
The selected vendors include large defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, as well as smaller companies and startups. The contracts cover a wide range of services, including data processing, modeling and simulation, software development, and satellite communication systems.
The Space Force is looking to expand its capabilities in space data analytics and software services to support its growing portfolio of space missions and operations. These services are critical for analyzing and interpreting the vast amounts of data generated by space assets, including satellites, ground stations, and other sensors.
The Space Enterprise Consortium, which is managed by the US Air Force Research Laboratory, is a public-private partnership designed to accelerate the development and deployment of new space technologies. The consortium includes more than 500 members from industry, academia, and government agencies.
The contracts awarded to the 18 vendors will help support the Space Force’s ongoing efforts to develop new space technologies and capabilities, and enhance its ability to protect US national security interests in space.