Small Payload Support Module

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: FA9453-04-C-0317
Agency Tracking Number: 031-1068
Amount: $2,533,620.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA03-072
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
10311 Hampden Ave. Suite A107, Lakewood, CO, 80227
DUNS: 127689128
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gerry Murphy
 (303) 462-0096
Business Contact
 Paul Donovan
Title: CFO
Phone: (303) 462-0096
Research Institution
Innovative and beneficial, commercial, scientific, educational, meteorological, and military space systems are suffering from a lack of technology insertion because their projects cannot afford the high costs and long delays prevalent in modern satellite production. Responsive Space access for small satellites and payloads remains an illusive goal embraced mainly by those who need the access. Current practices employed for the development and integration of spacecraft payloads, development of spacecraft themselves, and integration of payloads to launch vehicles, although mature and reliable, are not "responsive". To achieve a sub-6-month design, production, and launch interval requires more than new components and optimizations of existing methodologies. "Responsiveness", in the form of lower costs and faster deliveries, will only come with significant changes in the production methodology. Design Net Engineering, building upon a successful 5 month delivery of a payload and its subsystems, is developing the Responsive Small Satellite Methodology (RSSM), a set of processes, guidelines, architecture, components, technologies, and tools which enable repeatable, rapid delivery. RSSM is therefore a crucial enabler of Responsive Space.

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