Nitrous Oxide Fuel Blend-Continuous Operation Lunar Thruster (NOFB-COLT)

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX09CB12C
Agency Tracking Number: 074360
Amount: $599,976.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: X9.03
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
557 Burbank Street, Unit J, Broomfield, CO, 80020-7160
DUNS: 119834419
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Fisher
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 439-2698
Business Contact
 Christopher Mungas
Title: Opperations Manager
Phone: (303) 439-2698
Research Institution
Firestar Engineering has developed a set of Nitrous Oxide Fuel Blend monopropellants that are: 1) Non-toxic, 2) Specific Impulse> 310 s, 3) Freezing point < -77 C, 4) Self Pressurizing, and 5) Highly throttleable. A monopropellant with these characteristics and with bipropellant performance has the power to revolutionize both private and government space initiatives. Applications which will benefit from these monopropellant blends are wide spread and system level studies have indicated competitive overall performance with everything except cryogenic bipropellants. Phase II efforts will concentrate on thruster development and monopropellant UN/DOT transportation classification. Thruster development will concentrate on a 25 lbf RCS thruster and performing a number of tests required for flight certification.

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