The U.S. Space Force (USSF) has issued a request for information on transformational approaches to expand space access, mobility and logistics operations as part of plans to establish a technology research, development, test and evaluation program.
USSF is soliciting input from the commercial space industry to help inform the branch's program objective memorandum and shape its acquisition strategy for national security space launch efforts, the Department of the Air Force said Tuesday in a SAM notice.
According to the NSSL Program Planning RFI, the Space and Missile Systems Center Launch Enterprise is developing an RDT&E strategy for future investments in technologies that could be implemented within the next three to five years or over the next decade.
SMC/ECL is also looking to deploy technologies that “can be on-ramped when available,” the notice states.
Interested parties can submit responses to the RFI through Jan. 15, 2021.