SSC awards OSP-4 on-ramp contracts

On July 3, The U.S. Space Force’s Small Launch and Targets Division at Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico, part of Space Systems Command’s (SSC) Assured Access to Space (AATS) program executive office, awarded the second on ramp to the Orbital Services Program (OSP)-4 Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to Blue Origin and Stoke Space Technologies Inc.

OSP-4 is executed as part of the Rocket Systems Launch Program (RSLP). It allows for the rapid acquisition of launch services to meet mission requirements for payloads 400 pounds or greater, enabling launch within 12-24 months from task order award. Task orders under the contract can be tailored to meet more demanding timelines for Tactically Responsive Space (TacRS) missions or other needs.

The Space Force has awarded seven missions to date using the OSP-4 contract, totaling more than $190 million. The contract has a $986 million ceiling with ordering through October 2028. The Space Force will compete missions ordered under the contract among the IDIQ awardees. The addition of these emerging providers preserves, stimulates, and enhances the small launch industrial base and yields the Space Force a diverse vendor pool to support the nation’s defense.

“We are excited to add Blue Origin and Stoke Space Technologies Inc. as the newest providers on the OSP-4 contract,” said Lt. Col. Steve Hendershot, chief of SSC’s Small Launch and Targets Division.

“RSLP continues to serve as a complement to the National Security Space Launch Program, providing access to a wide range of solutions that may not be available through other programs. We’re known for our proud tradition of supporting orbital and suborbital launch needs including experimental and operational missions,” Hendershot explained. “OSP-4 is available to our partners across the DoD with an emphasis on small orbital launch capabilities and launch solutions for Tactically Responsive Space (TacRS) mission needs. Space Systems Command is focused on providing the full spectrum of space access solutions that the Space Force and the nation require.”

Source: SSC

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