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Recovery of In-Space Cubesat Experiments (RICE)

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95312
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
095900
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
X9
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ELORET
465 S. Mathilda Ave., Suite 103 Sunnyvale, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Recovery of In-Space Cubesat Experiments (RICE)
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CC51P
Award Amount: $99,993.00
 

Abstract:

ELORET Corporation, in collaboration with the Space Systems Design Laboratory of Georgia Institute of Technology, proposes developing and demonstrating a capability/technology to de-orbit small payloads (approximately 1 kg) from Low-Earth Orbit and returning them to Earth safely. To achieve this goal, the current proposal has five objectives and associated tasks: 1. Surveying the Bio-science communities to define requirements for the first generation mission architecture. 2. Understanding the launch interface requirements such as mass, volume, vibro-acoustic loads, electromagnetic interference (EMI), etc. 3. Designing and developing the first generation of mission architectures including the key aspects of launch, in-space operation, entry trajectory analysis (EDL sequence), and landing/recovery. 4. Understanding and quantifying small spacecraft requirements for power, thermal control, communications, propulsion, etc., and developing the preliminary design of the spacecraft system using off the shelf technologies whenever possible. 5. Designing and developing a passive (i.e., without any chemical or aerodynamic deceleration devices), single-stage ballistic entry system (including the aeroshell). 6. Designing and developing the impact energy absorption system and thermal control system required for payload thermal management and survivability upon landing.

Principal Investigator:

Dinesh K. Prabhu
Principal Investigator
4087323028
dprabhu@eloret.com

Business Contact:

Jan M. Heinemann
CEO
6506046615
jheinemann@eloret.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ELORET Corp.
465 S Mathilda Avenue, Suite 103 Sunnyvale, CA 94086

EIN/Tax ID: 942592412
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No