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Free-Flying Unmanned Robotic Spacecraft for Asteroid Resource Prospecting and Characterization

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX15CK07C
Agency Tracking Number: 140059
Amount: $1,137,769.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T4.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-06-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-12-31
Small Business Information
P O Box 27420
Brooklyn, NY 11202-7420
United States
DUNS: 131364820
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Hever Moncayo
 Principal Investigator
 (386) 226-7953
Business Contact
 Chris Chapman
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (626) 459-7809
Research Institution
 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
 Susan Erdman
600 S. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900
United States

 (386) 226-7034
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

In Phase 2 we will develop a fully integrated, autonomous free-flying robotic system based on a commercial SkyJib quadcopter, and demonstrate flying straight and level to a target location, acquisition of rock and regolith samples, and return to the point of origin.

The work plan for Phase 2 is as follows:
1. Completion of the Guidance, Navigation, Control, Vision, and Sample Acquisition subsystems.
2. Integration of all the payload elements at ERAU and system level check out
3. Demonstration of the entire system at NASA KSC
4. Field deployment at analog location

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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