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High Performance Hybrid Upper Stage for NanoLaunch Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX15CM69P
Agency Tracking Number: 150069
Amount: $124,947.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T1.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-06-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-06-17
Small Business Information
1145 Linda Vista Drive
San Marcos, CA 92078-3820
United States
DUNS: 079693059
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Grainger
 Vice President of Engineering
 (855) 727-2245
Business Contact
 Richard Slansky
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (855) 727-2245
Research Institution
 Utah State University
 Stephen Whitmore
4100 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-4100
United States

 (435) 797-2951
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

Parabilis Space Technologies, Inc. (Parabilis), in collaboration with Utah State University (USU), proposes a low cost, high performance launch vehicle upper stage using oxygen and a novel additively manufactured polymer fuel grain as propellants in response to solicitation T1.01, Affordable Nano/Micro Launch Propulsion Stages. This technology will fulfill the ever-growing mission demands of the CubeSat and NanoSat market by enabling dedicated launch for 5-6 kg class payloads. Comparable launch vehicle stages in this size class are not currently commercially available. The proposed green-propellant system will have significant advancements over alternative technologies in cost, safety, and mission capability. During Phase I, the development team's objectives include preliminary design of an upper stage and the test fire of a demonstration prototype. This innovative stage is designed such that it can integrate directly into NASA Marshall's NanoLaunch 1200 architecture.

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