DARPA Solicitation: Airborne Launch Assist Space Access (ALASA)

Status Report From: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011

image Solicitation Number: DARPA-BAA-12-07
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Location: Contracts Management Office
Solicitation Number: DARPA-BAA-12-07
Notice Type: Presolicitation
Synopsis: Added: Nov 03, 2011 5:17 pm

The goal of ALASA is to develop a significantly less expensive approach for launching small satellites routinely, with a goal of at least threefold reduction in costs compared to current military and US commercial launch costs. ALASA seeks to develop and employ radical advances in launch systems, to include the development of a complete launch vehicle requiring no recurring maintenance or support, and no specific integration to prepare for launch. The ALASA demonstration system will draw upon emerging technologies to provide increased specific impulse propellants, stable propellant formulations, hybrid propellant systems, potential "infrastructure-free" cryogen production, new motor case materials, new flight controls and mission planning techniques, new nozzle designs, improved thrust vectoring methods, and new throttling approaches.

For a detailed description of this opportunity please see the attached file - DARPA-BAA-12-07 (ALASA).

This announcement represents the FINAL solicitation for the ALASA effort. Added: Nov 04, 2011 3:52 pm

This Amendment ( No. 1) provides slides presented at the ALASA Industry Day held on 4 November 2011 FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. The BAA is a stand alone document and review of the slides is not required to submit a proposal. In the event of any discrepancies, the original BAA document takes precedence. This Amendment also changes the initial round proposal submission deadline from 5:00pm Eastern on December 20, 1011 to 4:00pm Eastern on December 20, 2011.

Type: Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)

Posted Date: November 3, 2011
DARPA-BAA-12-07 (ALASA).pdf (344.92 Kb)
Description: DARPA-BAA-12-07 (ALASA)

Contracting Office Address:
3701 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22203-1714
Primary Point of Contact.:
Chris Glista

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