Canisterized Satellite Development for Operationally Responsive Space

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-10-C-0192
Agency Tracking Number: F093-064-1244
Amount: $2,605,510.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-064
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
5555 Zuni Road SE, Suitte 20-342, Albuquerque, NM, -
DUNS: 830487414
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Greg Sanford
 Principal Engineer
 (505) 270-1915
 gsanford@loadpath.com
Business Contact
 Adam Biskner
Title: Principal Engineer
Phone: (505) 331-5331
Email: abiskner@loadpath.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This effort will develop a universal launch system for use on launch vehicles specific to ORS needs. The system will include a payload adapter that provides standardized interfaces for the equivalent of eight (8) 3U CubeSat dispensers. In addition, the system will afford the ability to launch payloads requiring dispenser volumes in excess of the current 3U standard in conjunction with a primary payload. BENEFIT: The proposed effort will have a significant impact to both the ORS Office and the small satellite community as a whole. The obvious benefit to ORS of allowing modular, quick, and affordable launch of larger CubeSat satellites will be of great interest to other government, educational, and commercial entities.

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