Extended Long Ranger

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N10PC20214
Agency Tracking Number: 09SB3-0261
Amount: $69,942.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N093-223
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Star Technology and Research, Inc.
3213 Carmel Bay Drive, Suite 200, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29466
DUNS: 045886095
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jerome Pearson
 President
 (843) 856-3590
 jp@star-tech-inc.com
Business Contact
 Jerome Pearson
Title: President
Phone: (843) 856-3599
Email: 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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