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Space Force Awards a.i. solutions $217M Contract for Satellite Operations Support

By | June 3, 2022

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The U.S. Space Force awarded a.i. solutions a $217 million contract to provide satellite operations support, the company announced May 31. This is a.i. solutions’ first Space Force contract. 

The Prototype Operations I (POPS-I) contract will support satellite operations for the U.S. Space Force, Space Systems Command’s Innovation, and Prototyping Delta (SSC/SZI). It is an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with firm-fixed price, cost-plus award fee with a value of $217 million. The contract has a performance period of five years with two additional one-year options.

POPS-I will provide on-console and technical support for concept development, readiness, launch, on-orbit testing and evaluation, operations, and analysis activities for research and experimental satellites.

a.i. solutions is the prime contractor and its team includes Actalent, Boecore, Parsons, KBR, and LinQuest. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico and at Schriever Space Force Base in Colorado. 

“Winning this prime contract, our first with the Space Force, is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our team,” said a.i. solutions President and CEO Robert Sperling. “We are excited to bring our 25 years’ experience of successfully supporting space missions to deliver satellite operations expertise and proven innovation technologies while ensuring uninterrupted, ongoing mission support.”