Cuberover for Lunar Resource Site Evaluation

Cuberover for Lunar Resource Site Evaluation

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX17CK06P
Agency Tracking Number: 175179
Amount: $124,943.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2017
Solicitation Year: 2017
Solicitation Topic Code: H2.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2515 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222-4613
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Horchler
 Senior Research Scientist
 (216) 272-3882
 Andrew.Horchler@astrobotic.com
Business Contact
 Fraser Kitchell
Title: Business Official
Phone: (206) 470-9055
Email: fraser.kitchell@astrobotic.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The proposed innovation is a Lunar CubeRover specialized as a 2 kg payload to evaluate lander ejecta and to characterize small-rover trafficability. This CubeRover and its roles are specific to the RFP though broadly more general and impactful for exploration enterprise. The proposal offers the prospect for standardization, democratization and broad applicability of CubeRover analogous to the way that CubeSats transformed the domain of Earth orbit and SmallSat enterprise. For the specific context of this proposal, CubeRover is specialized to address III-C-2 In-situ Lunar Surface Trafficability (topic III-C-2) and Descent Engine Blast Ejecta Phenomena (topic III-D-4).

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