The Air Force Research Laboratory and SpaceWERX issued a solicitation today for the first phase of Orbital Prime, an effort to leverage and invest in available commercial on-orbit servicing technology for possible future military use.
SpaceWERX announced Orbital Prime earlier this month.
The effort includes three technology tracks: on-orbit object approach, acquisition and docking and object servicing. Through the Phase One solicitation, SpaceWERX plans to award Small Business Technology Transfer Agreements worth $250,000 early next year.
The three-phased program will culminate in 2024 with an on-orbit demonstration.