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Extraterrestrial Sample-return Chemistry for Advanced Propulsion Experiment (ESCAPE)

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC22PB018
Agency Tracking Number: 222438
Amount: $156,496.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S13
Solicitation Number: SBIR_22_P1
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-07-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-01-25
Small Business Information
13313 Sabre Boulevard Suite 1
Victorville, CA 92394-7903
United States
DUNS: 126112387
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Marlow Moser
 (760) 530-7949
Business Contact
 Cari Thomas
Title: carithomas
Phone: (760) 530-7926
Research Institution

During the proposed Phase I research and development effort, the project team will develop a long-term storable, hybrid propulsion system with the highest possible specific impulse for sample return missions from large-body, extraterrestrial destinations including., the Moon, Mars, Vesta, Ceres, Phobos, and Europa. The proposed solution uses advanced chemistry to achieve mass-efficient sample return that minimizes the ascent vehiclersquo;s gross liftoff mass (GLOM). The proposed project team will develop a plan for a follow-on flight demonstration program. The Phase I program will conclude with a hot-fire demonstration of a prototype propulsion system.

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