Space Force to Request Proposals for Deep Space Radar Sensors Written 25 May 2021


NASA Deep Space Network, 70 m antenna at Goldstone, CA. | Credit: NASA; Wikipedia; Public Domain

GovCon Wire reports that the US Space Force “intends to release a request for proposals by June 30 to develop prototypes of deep space radar sensors that can monitor satellites and space debris in geostationary orbits, SpaceNews reported Sunday.” The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Space Enterprise Consortium “plans to select one or more vendors to build prototype concepts for the Deep Space Advanced Radar Concept project that the U.S. Air Force launched in 2017.” The Space Force “expects to invest between $140 million and $200 million annually in DARC-related prototyping and testing efforts and plans to build up to three radar sites, according to the report.”
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