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Telerobotic Satellite Servicing for Space System Life Extension and Performance…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77668
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
053818
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: 2006
Title: Telerobotic Satellite Servicing for Space System Life Extension and Performance Enhancement
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNM06AA50C
Award Amount: $69,985.00
 

Abstract:

By examining the occurrence rates and types of actual on-orbit failures, a failure servicing industry can be projected. Similarly, by examining the lifetimes of working or recently retired spacecraft, a lifetime extension servicing market can be characterized. By examining actual historic servicing opportunities and combining this information with consideration of operational uncertainties, it is possible to define a set of servicers that range from low to high in mass, required servicing capability, lifetime risk to the serviced spacecraft, and potential economic return. This knowledge in turn will show how a set of increasingly capable servicers can establish an economically viable on-orbit telerobotic satellite servicing industry. Development of servicer design requirements will serve to identify key technologies. The applicability of these commercial capabilities to Exploration related assets and missions will also be examined.

Principal Investigator:

Brook Sullivan
Principal Investigator
7037239800
brook.sullivan@aeroastro.com

Business Contact:

Kimberly Kohlhepp
Business Official
6174518630
kim@aeroastro.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AeroAstro Corporation
20145 Ashbrook Place Ashburn, VA 20147

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