Roll-Out De-Orbiting Device

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CD34P
Agency Tracking Number: 105309
Amount: $99,974.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: S4.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D, Lafayette, CO, -
DUNS: 161234687
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Taylor
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 664-0394
Business Contact
 Lori Bass
Title: Sr. Finance and Contracts Mana
Phone: (303) 664-0394
Research Institution
NASA intends to place small spacecraft (<100kg) and very small spacecraft (<15kg) into a variety of orbits. Methods and technologies are needed to intentionally de-orbit these spacecraft at end of mission, or upon loss of control and function. CTD has developed a family of highly mass efficient Roll-Out De-Orbiting devices (RODEO). RODEO provides a dramatic increase in the deployed surface area, resulting in higher aerodynamic drag and significantly reduced time until satellite re-entry. RODEO's composite booms self-deploy with no external spacecraft power, and the inherent simplicity of RODEO results in extremely low costs, low mass, and low power.

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