Tether Propulsion System for XS-11 Satellite Retrieval Mission

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,848.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F04611-01-C-0036
Agency Tracking Number:
011PRO-900
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.
8114 Pebble Ct., Clinton, WA, 98236
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
877425330
Principal Investigator:
Robert Hoyt
President
(206) 306-0400
hoyt@tethers.com
Business Contact:
Robert Hoyt
President
(206) 306-0400
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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