The AFWERX Space Challenge initiative is made up of four challenges targeted at creating integrated space operations leveraging the best in technology while maintaining security, being resilient and increasing agility.

Four challenges are running concurrently but are focused on separate topics.

  • Fortifying Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance efforts in advance of the future’s approaching threats
  • Ensuring our space assets can​ survive and thrive in their unique environment and against enemy danger for years to come
  • Reimagining delivery systems and discover what is possible with space transport
  • Magnifying the capabilities of the DoD​ by expanding and strengthening its commercial portfolio


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Persistent ISR

Help us bring together the existing and future technology solutions to create a comprehensive Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) system that spans the globe.

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DoD Commercial Space Partnerships

Help us identify cutting-edge commercial satellite technology and uncover new payload ideas, designs, and prototypes to expand the DoD's capabilities.

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Global Space Transport and Delivery

Help us develop a space resupply and delivery system that can quickly and accurately deploy packages, supplies, and equipment to any location on earth.

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Space Asset Resiliency

Help us increase the longevity of our space assets by increasing their durability against the unique space environment and enemy threats.

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