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Affordable Small Satellite Launch Vehicle Reaction Control System

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX17CM64P
Agency Tracking Number: 174117
Amount: $124,794.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: Z9.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-06-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-12-08
Small Business Information
160 Blue Ravine Road Suite A
Folsom, CA 95630-4718
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Russell Carlson
 Principal Investigator
 (775) 473-5219
 russ.carlson@vts-i.com
Business Contact
 Joseph Viola
Title: Business Official
Phone: (916) 760-3603
Email: joe.viola@vts-i.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

During this Phase I SBIR program Valley Tech Systems, Inc. (VTS) will develop new long duration solid propellant thrust throttling technology for an affordable launch vehicle Reaction Control System (RCS) for small satellite orbital insertion applications. The new affordable RCS propulsion technology provides NASA with accurate launch vehicle upper stage booster Attitude Control, Post Boost satellite Delta-v and accurate orbital insertion thrust using non-toxic and storable solid propulsion. Additionally, the solid propulsion throttling technology features flexible impulse and accurate thrust throttling in a modular constructed architecture for ease of adapting to numerous future NASA launch vehicle applications. The Phase I program will conduct top level system trades, design concept layouts and critical technology testing to yield a smooth and clear transition from the Phase I to a Phase II prototype demonstration program.

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