Extended Long Ranger

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$69,942.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N10PC20214
Agency Tracking Number:
09SB3-0261
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 09-223
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Star Technology and Research, Inc.
3213 Carmel Bay Drive, Suite 200, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29466
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
045886095
Principal Investigator:
Jerome Pearson
President
(843) 856-3590
jp@star-tech-inc.com
Business Contact:
Jerome Pearson
President
(843) 856-3599
jp@star-tech-inc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Our innovation is a low-cost method for removing orbital debris. We propose to remove debris from medium and high Earth orbits, as well as from LEO, and do it much more cheaply than conventional rockets. Our approach uses a combination of propellantless and high-Isp propulsion and high-power solar arrays to drive a robotic vehicle with nets to capture debris objects and carry them to re-entry or to a safe storage orbit, all under positive ground control.

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