Joe Saballa November 18, 2021
The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is committing up to $1 billion to develop space-related technology and equipment to support a variety of space missions.
Awarded to the Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory, the contract would ensure essential engineering, research, and development capabilities for American space programs.
According to AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate head Col. Eric Felt, the agreement will strengthen the long-term strategic partnership between the air force and the university-affiliated research center. It could also allow the US Space Force the necessary technology to deter potential conflicts in space.
“The partnership will accelerate critical space science and technology projects, especially when we need to quickly respond to urgent and unexpected needs,” he said in a press release.