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May 28th, 2024
GuardianSat Accepted into Elite SDA TAP LAB to Enhance Space Domain Security

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Pioneering the Future of Space Security: GuardianSat’s Integration into SDA TAP LAB Marks a New Era in Space Domain Awareness


Colorado Springs, CO – GuardianSat, a cutting-edge company focused on space domain awareness, is proud to announce its acceptance into the prestigious Space Development Agency’s Tools Applications and Processing Laboratory (SDA TAP LAB). This inclusion highlights GuardianSat’s commitment to advancing space safety and its alignment with national security objectives.

In an era where space domain security is critical, the United States seeks to maintain peace, stability, and accessibility in outer space. The U.S. Space Force (USSF) emphasizes the importance of spacepower to safeguard freedoms across various domains. GuardianSat’s integration into the SDA TAP LAB underscores its pivotal role in supporting these efforts.

The SDA TAP LAB focuses on rapidly integrating innovative applications to close gaps in space domain awareness and response capabilities. GuardianSat joins the Apollo Accelerator program, gaining access to invaluable resources including expert mentorship, a dedicated cloud environment, and critical operational data. This initiative supports projects aimed at mitigating both direct ascent and co-orbital anti-satellite threats among other challenges.

By participating in the SDA TAP LAB, GuardianSat will enhance its capabilities in detecting and mitigating threats to space assets. This collaboration allows for direct interaction with space operators and other stakeholders, fostering a deeper understanding of the operational landscape and enhancing the development of targeted solutions. The program culminates in a Demo Day, showcasing the collaborative efforts of all participants in a fully integrated system demonstration.

Leveraging the proven experience of Mr. David Fondacaro, Advisory Board Chair at GuardianSat and a seasoned contracting officer for special operations rapid acquisition, GuardianSat is poised to accelerate technology deployment to address the most pressing capability gaps identified by the SDA. “Our team is uniquely equipped to utilize our robust in-service rapid contracting experience along with our innovative space domain awareness capabilities in this critical real-world initiative,” said Mr. Fondacaro. “I am eager to lead this endeavor in collaboration with the Space Force, demonstrating our advancements in orbital overwatch and applying my extensive experience in managing government focus and priority programs.”

As GuardianSat advances through the SDA TAP LAB, it is poised to become a cornerstone in the architecture of global space security. The project’s innovative approach and the collaborative environment of the TAP LAB are not just enhancing current capabilities but are also paving the way for future innovations that will protect space assets and ensure the stability of space operations globally. With this pivotal role, GuardianSat is committed to delivering solutions that are not only reactive but also proactive in shaping a secure space environment for generations to come.

About GuardianSat:

GuardianSat is a leader in active space-based threat sensing and self-protection solutions, dedicated to safeguarding satellite operations and enhancing space domain awareness. With a focus on innovation and excellence, GuardianSat™ advances transformative technologies to address the challenges of orbital debris and hostile threats in space. For more information, visit

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