Low Cost Orbital Debris Removal System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$69,923.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N10PC20220
Agency Tracking Number:
09SB3-0262
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N093-223
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Wacari Group, LLC
5371 Desert Mountain Court, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
809577047
Principal Investigator:
Tim Kelly
Program Manager
(303) 249-2549
tkelly@wacari.com
Business Contact:
Daniel Moorer
President / CEO
(720) 253-6957
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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