Tether Propulsion System for XS-11 Satellite Retrieval Mission

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F04611-01-C-0036
Agency Tracking Number: 011PRO-900
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
8114 Pebble Ct., Clinton, WA, 98236
DUNS: 877425330
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Hoyt
 President
 (206) 306-0400
 hoyt@tethers.com
Business Contact
 Robert Hoyt
Title: President
Phone: (206) 306-0400
Email: hoyt@tethers.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A small propellantless electrodynamic tether system can provide a low-mass and low-cost means for lowering the orbit of an existing satellite from high- or mid-LEO altitudes down to low-LEO altitudes so that the satellite can be retrieved for examination,repair, or return to Earth. We propose to develop prototype hardware for an electrodynamic tether drag system to enable a

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