NASA Selected Six American
Satellite communications (SATCOM) providers on April 20 to begin developing and demonstrating near-Earth space communication services
For More Than A Year
The agency has been evaluating the feasibility of employing commercial SATCOM networks for near-Earth operations as it works to decommission its near-Earth satellite fleet.
This Approach Would Allow NASA
To focus more time and resources on its deep space exploration and science missions.
The Combined Value Of...
The agency's Communications Services Project (CSP) funded agreements is $278.5 million
NASA Expects Each Company
To match or exceed agency contributions during the five-year development and demonstration period, totaling more than $1.5 billion of cost-share investment.
NASA Intends To Seek Multiple
Long-term contracts to acquire services for near-Earth operations by 2030, while phasing out NASA owned and operated systems.