Prime Contractors

Prime Contractors

Prime contractors are companies that are employed by a client to deliver a big and expensive project. In order to get that contract in the first place, the projects are ‘put to tender’ where a set of requirements are published. Companies that want a chance to win that lucrative contract must put forward their initial design proposals for the product. This is what you will be doing!

Your team will join forces with others to form the design team at a prime contractor. You will become part of a larger fictional company which will be able to offer unique benefits to your proposal, should you choose to use them. Click on a company logo to learn more about them.

All companies are welcome to purchase services from other prime contractors – the people you are competing against! The Foundation Society put firm rules in place to promote fair competition, however; you cannot use your own company’s services for any less than 80% of the price you would charge someone else for them.

The first space contractor in the game, while historically they favoured a cautious solution, they continually advance the state of the art across the entire field.

A European multinational who specialise in satellite technology, they are leaders in radiation management and habitation control.

An Australian process engineering specialist turned launch provider: they have a strong focus on safety systems but know how to innovate, too.

An Italian space exploration company with the aim of humanising ecologically responsible space exploration.

A Martian logistics and resource trading company estimated to be the richest organisation ever. Information about the workings of the company is closely guarded.