The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) Space Programme is seeking proposals that can aid UK Defence and Security to develop future space technologies.

They are looking for innovative solutions that can address the following challenge areas;

  1. Technologies for defending future UK space assets
  2. Novel sensing and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) enablers
  3. Characterisation of objects in space and their intent
  4. Overcoming the technical issues of ‘Space to Sea Level’ optical communications

At least £2.25 million is expected to fund multiple proposals over 2 phases. Phase 1 proposals must be for a maximum of 12 months duration and be up to a maximum value of £200k each.

Additional funding may be available for further phases to increase maturity beyond that achieved through phase 1. Any further phases will be open to applications from all suppliers and not just those that submitted phase 1 successful bids.

Phase 1 closes for applications on 26 June 2019 at midday.