SpaceWERX releases Orbital Prime Phase 1 solicitation

By Courtney Albon / November 17, 2021 at 12:22 PM

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.