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DASA seeks proposals to develop innovative space tech

Posted 13 May 2019 · Add Comment

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has launched a competition which seeks proposals for novel and innovative solutions that can develop the UK Defence and Security space capabilities; specifically those that are not being matured in the civil space industry.


Courtesy DASA

The space environment is becoming increasingly congested and contested. Satellites are becoming smaller and are being launched more frequently. This creates many challenges as well as opportunities for defence and security.

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) call aims to aid UK Defence and Security to develop future space technologies.

The focus of this DASA call is to fund research into space technologies that may not otherwise be developed in the civil space industry. This will address a set of specific problems in the space domain, focused on four challenge areas as outlined below.

  • Technologies for defending future UK space assets
  • Novel sensing and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) enablers
  • Characterisation of objects in space and their intent
  • Overcoming the technical issues of ‘Space to Sea Level’ optical communications

The total funding for all phases of this competition is expected to be at least £2.25 million. However, each phase 1 proposal will be capped at £200k.

Proposals must be submitted to the DASA submission service, for which you will have to register: here .
 

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