Shockless, Thermally Actuated Release Nut
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
"Spacecraft require a variety of separation and release devices to accomplish mission-related functions. Composite Technology Development, Inc. and Starsys Research Corporation propose to develop and demonstrate an innovative, non-pyrotechnic, shocklessretention and release device called the Shockless Thermally Actuated Release Nut (STAR Nut). Reducing shock-induced release and separation loads dramatically lowers the overall cost of spacecraft design, testing, and operation. The proposed device willhave broad applicability to military, scientific and commercial spacecraft."
Small Business Information at Submission:
Composite Technology Development, Inc.
1505 Coal Creek Drive Lafayette, CO 80026
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