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Tether Propulsion System for XS-11 Satellite Retrieval Mission

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
55348
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
011PRO-900
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tethers Unlimited, Inc.
11711 N. Creek Pkwy S., Suite D113 Bothell, WA 98011-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Tether Propulsion System for XS-11 Satellite Retrieval Mission
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F04611-01-C-0036
Award Amount: $749,848.00
 

Abstract:

A small propellantless electrodynamic tether system can provide a low-mass and low-cost means for lowering the orbit of an existing satellite from high- or mid-LEO altitudes down to low-LEO altitudes so that the satellite can be retrieved for examination,repair, or return to Earth. We propose to develop prototype hardware for an electrodynamic tether drag system to enable a

Principal Investigator:

Robert Hoyt
President
2063060400
hoyt@tethers.com

Business Contact:

Robert Hoyt
President
2063060400
hoyt@tethers.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.
8114 Pebble Ct. Clinton, WA 98236

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