Low Cost Orbital Debris Removal System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N10PC20220
Agency Tracking Number: 09SB3-0262
Amount: $69,923.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N093-223
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
5371 Desert Mountain Court, Boulder, CO, 80301
DUNS: 809577047
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tim Kelly
 Program Manager
 (303) 249-2549
 tkelly@wacari.com
Business Contact
 Daniel Moorer
Title: President / CEO
Phone: (720) 253-6957
Email: dmoorer@wacari.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The proposed space tug concept proffers a cost-effective rocket stage and debris removal solution that eliminates the need for any physical contact between the spacecraft and the target object, thus eliminating costly precision control and maneuvering systems, the risks of collision with the target-object, and the possibility of elements breaking off the target-object. Furthermore, a novel and highly efficient propulsion system is proposed that should provide for exceptionally long serviceable life.

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