Braxton Wins a Phase II SBIR Award at Air Force Space Pitch Day for Advanced Concepts Ecosystem for Space

Space Pitch Day

November 2019

 

Braxton was pleased to accept a $750,000 award at the live Air Force Space Pitch event on November 5th, 2019. The award followed months of extensive customer discovery, a Phase II proposal, and a closed-door pitch in the presence of high-ranking Air Force leaders and other Industry Influencers. During the Space Pitch process, Braxton evolved an idea for an Advanced Concepts Ecosystem for Space (ACES), tailoring our existing Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) products into a novel prototyping environment. These products will be integrated with existing projects and programs, following modular opens systems architectures practices with standard interfaces, to augment and enable an end-to-end prototyping enterprise to support SMC.

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Braxton in the News for Space Pitch Day Award

November 2019

 

“What you see here is your Air Force trying to do things differently; experimenting with how we can work closer with the commercial space market particularly the small businesses,” said Lt. Gen. John “JT” Thompson, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center commander. “We have to transition from an industrial age acquisition model to something more modern. We have to do that because of the threats we are seeing from our adversaries.”

Braxton gave a private pitch on Day One of the inaugural AF Space Pitch Days, and was one of 12 companies that walked away with a Phase II SBIR contract and a $50,000 credit card swipe to start executing.

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Braxton’s Chairman of the Board, Kevin O’Neil, Receives Prestigious Award at the 2019 Chamber of Commerce and EDC Gala

November 2019

 

“Kevin is an entrepreneurial powerhouse and one of our region’s most accomplished business leaders. He will undoubtedly have a special spot in our city’s story of growth and revitalization when we look back on this era,” said Dirk Draper, president and CEO of the Chamber & EDC. “His passion for this community is equally as impressive as his business acquisitions. He invests in both capital projects and relationships that benefit all of us. He truly embodies Business Citizen of the Year.”

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Phase I AFRL SBIR Award for Commercial Satellite Operations for LEO Constellations (AceSOC)

July 2019

 

Braxton has been awarded a Phase I SBIR by AFRL to continue developing a concept that will leverage existing infrastructure and successfully demonstrated prototypes, already in use by the Air Force. AceSOC will extend the technology to provide a virtual SOC for satellite providers to contact their LEO constellations. The benefits/innovations of this approach to both military and commercial applications include economy of scale cost reductions, providing simultaneous LEO contacts, providing a core application framework within an open Campus concept so other commercial companies can participate, providing capabilities to supplement with other companies for mission operations, allowing commercial companies to maintain control of their own constellations, or having Braxton manage their constellations for them.

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Braxton Science & Technology Group Sponsors Annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

Rodeo

July 2019

 

Braxton had another great year sponsoring the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo! Located at the beautiful Norris Penrose Event Center, the 79th Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo took place July 10-13 and supported space and military command each night. This event is a fun way for our team to support the local community, honor the military, and connect with industry partners.

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Braxton Awarded a Phase III SBIR to support EGS Satellite Operations Prototyping and Integration (SPI)

May 2019

 

Braxton Technologies, LLC is excited to announce the award of a $20M Phase III Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract (with $100M ceiling) to support EGS Satellite Operations Prototyping and Integration (SPI). This contract will allow the Space & Missile Systems Center (SMC) and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) to concentrate resources to provide the most secure, effective, and interoperable tactical C2 experience to mission partners across the Air Force space enterprise. EGS is a government-controlled platform and underlying infrastructure, that will provide ground services and enterprise Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) to support AFSPC space missions.

The SPI subcontractor team is comprised of affiliated companies, Space Ground Systems Solutions (SGSS) and Ingenicomm as well as subcontractors Aurora Cybersecurity, ASRC Federal, Bluestaq, Kratos, LinQuest, Rocket Communications, and SAIC.

EGS was formed out of a mission need to address constraints, challenges and vulnerabilities derived from traditional stove-piped ground systems supporting singularly-focused missions. It is a federated suite of services aiming to eliminate stove-pipes by continuously delivering enterprise tactical C2 services and applications that, when integrated with Mission Partner unique services and applications through the use of System Engineering (SE) principles, will fully enable warfighter effects.

EGS intends to respond to these challenges by bringing Air Force tactical Satellite Operations (SATOPS) command and control into the 21st century by focusing on the rapid and continuous delivery of interoperable services to space warfighters. These services will eventually include all common service requirements across Air Force mission areas that are necessary to command and control satellites while maximizing the implementation of automation, cyber resiliency, and a common user experience.

Please contact marketing@braxtontech.com for additional questions.

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Braxton at the 35th Space Symposium

April 2019

The 35th Space Symposium is in the books and was another great experience for Braxton’s biggest event of the year.  Demonstrating our expertise in Enterprise Ground Services (EGS) was a focal point for this year’s theme, and several different EGS-compliant products were showcased, including AceIRO, AceFCT, AceFLT, AceFEP, AceSIM, AceCP, AceFDS, and CAS.  More information can be found on the Products Page

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