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Small Payload Support Module

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
64318
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
031-1068
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Design_Net Engineering LLC
16080 Table Mountain Parkway Suite 500 Golden, CO 80403-1648
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Small Payload Support Module
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: FA9453-04-C-0317
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

Innovative and beneficial, commercial, scientific, educational, meteorological, and military space systems are suffering from a lack of technology insertion because their projects cannot afford the high costs and long delays prevalent in modern satellite production. Responsive Space access for small satellites and payloads remains an illusive goal embraced mainly by those who need the access. Current practices employed for the development and integration of spacecraft payloads, development of spacecraft themselves, and integration of payloads to launch vehicles, although mature and reliable, are not "responsive". To achieve a sub-6-month design, production, and launch interval requires more than new components and optimizations of existing methodologies. "Responsiveness", in the form of lower costs and faster deliveries, will only come with significant changes in the production methodology. Design Net Engineering, building upon a successful 5 month delivery of a payload and its subsystems, is developing the Responsive Small Satellite Methodology (RSSM), a set of processes, guidelines, architecture, components, technologies, and tools which enable repeatable, rapid delivery. RSSM is therefore a crucial enabler of Responsive Space.

Principal Investigator:

Gerry Murphy
President
3034620096
gmurphy@design-group.com

Business Contact:

Paul Donovan
CFO
3034620096
pdonovan@design-group.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DESIGN_NET ENGINEERING LLC
10311 Hampden Ave. Suite A107 Lakewood, CO 80227

EIN/Tax ID: 841365475
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No