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Very Low Cost Orbital Vehicle Engine

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
27904
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
27904
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AEROASTRO, INC.
20145 Ashbrook Place Ashburn, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Very Low Cost Orbital Vehicle Engine
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $740,526.00
 

Abstract:

PacAstro has shown that significant cost reduction and operational advantages are possible for small orbital and suborbital mission using a simple pressure fed, LOX/Kerosene vehicle configuration. Under private and government funding, we have begun development of the engine which is critical to realize extremely low cost, highly reliable and highly capable space transportation. Beginning with a proven, qualified design completed by NASA in the 60's, PacAstro proposes to apply modern materials and manufacturing techniques, combined with highly integrated design and development procedures proven by us in development of other low cost, highly capable space systems, to produce a high performance engine suitable for upper stage applications at costs 1% to 5% of currently existing engines. Under the proposed program we will design, analyze, build and deliver an advanced, low cost, light weighted injector for the engine. Under commercial financing, PacAstro will build and test the engine which will be coupled with this advanced injector.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Warner
7037092240

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Pacastro, Inc.
520 Huntmar Park Dr., #100a Herndon, VA 22070

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