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A Comet Surface Sample Return System

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
124442
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.07
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Honeybee Robotics, Ltd.
PO Box 27420 Brooklyn, NY 11202-7420
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: A Comet Surface Sample Return System
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CG23P
Award Amount: $123,761.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed Phase I investigation will focus on the development of spacecraft systems required to obtain a sample from the nucleus of a comet, hermetically seal the sample within a capsule, and return the sealed sample to an orbiting spacecraft which can return the sample to Earth. A preliminary systems level concept has been developed. This concept will be refined during the proposed Phase I investigation, including proof-of-concept breadboards and analyses of critical subsystems.

Principal Investigator:

Philip Chu
Senior Systems Engineer
6462390429
chu@honeybeerobotics.com

Business Contact:

Jack Craft
Business Official
6464597835
craft@honeybeerobotics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Honeybee Robotics Ltd.
460 West 34th Street New York, NY -

EIN/Tax ID: 880193033
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No