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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:
2002 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: A Modular Satellite Bus Architecture to Enable Rapid Configuration and On-Orbit Servicing
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F29601-02-C-0006
Award Amount: $733,377.00
 

Abstract:

"A modular satellite platform that is capable of achieving rapid, easily configurable and low cost mission objectives has been a goal of the space industry for many years. The ability to design a flexible modular spacecraft platform that can supportmultiple mission variations can achieve the following results:¿ Reduced integration and testing time¿ Accommodate a wide range of payload/avionics modules¿ Reduced non recurring costs¿ Improved quality and product consistencyAeroAstro has explored the feasibility of a modular building block concept with their SBIR Phase I SpaceFrame effort. This work has demonstrated the feasibility of using a building block approach to achieve spacecraft modular platform design objectives.A modular platform design will be used on AeroAstro's SPORT (Small payload Orbit Transfer) Vehicle. The SPORT vehicle will benefit from the versatility offered by the SpaceFrame block approach, and will demonstrate the commercial viability of thistechnology."

Principal Investigator:

Robert Minelli
Principal Investigator
7037092240
bob.minelli@aeroastro.com

Business Contact:

Peter Goldberg
Director of Operations
7037092240
peter@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