The Department of the Air Force, United States Space Force, 45th Space Wing awarded ACTA LLC a $8.821M indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide technical support for the 45th Space Wing’s (45 SW) SHARP program. Over the life of the contract, the total potential value is $29M. Work will be performed in Torrance, California and at Patrick AFB, Florida. SHARP is the designation for the hardware, software, and procedures used to perform flight analysis and risk analysis by the 45 SW/SEL analysts in support of space launch missions at the Eastern Range (ER), Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. This contract provides for performance-based services with a combination of severable (flight analysis) and non-severable (risk analysis) services. The contract includes development and sustainment of flight and risk analysis software models, performance of analysis tasks, research related to risks involving space launch systems, and administration and cyber security support for the SHARP system at Patrick AFB. The contract is organized as firm fixed price, IDIQ award with a five-year ordering period and a six-month option. It is expected to run through November 30, 2025.
ACTA, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Core Concepts, LLC (ACC), is based in Torrance California, and has supported the space launch community for over 35 years in the area of launch risk management, and delivers a diverse array of space and launch systems including: scientific, engineering, and technical services, and physics-based software tools for both the government and commercial customers. According to Mr. Trase Travers, CEO of ACC, "We are excited and humbled to be given the opportunity to expand our role in the public and launch site safety mission of the 45th Space Wing. In partnership with the 45th, we have enhanced the fidelity and capability of flight safety methods, processes, and tools to the benefit of the entire space launch community. Among the many benefits, this was critical to acceptance of new mission designs, such as booster fly-back. We look forward in helping the Eastern Range maintain its status as the premier gateway to space."
Advanced Core Concepts, of Tampa, FL, is a unique provider of full lifecycle system support to defense, space, and intelligence markets, from R&D to sustainment, applying enabling technologies such as digital engineering, data analytics, cyber operations, modeling and simulation, and model-based systems engineering.