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A Modular Satellite Bus Architecture to Enable Rapid Configuration and On-Orbit…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
52283
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
011NM-1591
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: A Modular Satellite Bus Architecture to Enable Rapid Configuration and On-Orbit Servicing
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F29601-01-C-0129
Award Amount: $99,695.00
 

Abstract:

Future satellite architectures must readily support the on-orbit maintenance and servicing that is vital for maintaining and dynamically reconfiguring both commercial and military satellites during orbital operation. A well-founded architectural designmust also address the need to reduce costs associated with satellite development, fabrication, and operation; improve flexibility in response to mission needs; improve modularity; and enhance survivability. The advent of satellite clusters andconstellations for communications and reconnaissance purposes places a premium on microsatellites that are small (multiple vehicles per launch), low cost, easily (and dynamically) reconfigurable, on-orbit serviceable, and simple to manufacture in quantity.To solve the problems related to on-orbit servicing, dynamic reconfiguration, and manufacturing, AeroAstro proposes to investigate during Phase I a satellite bus architecture that features modular mechanical and electrical elements coupled withstandardized, non-proprietary interfaces and protocols. When applied to microsatellites, this design will result in a highly capable, reconfigurable, and serviceable spacecraft that is built around a set of extruded metal

Principal Investigator:

Joel Pedlikin
Senior Engineer
joel@aeroastro.com

Business Contact:

David Goldstein
VP, Business Development
6174518630
david@aeroastro.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AEROASTRO, INC.
520 Huntmar Park Drive Herndon, VA 20170

EIN/Tax ID: 541931506
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No