A Comet Surface Sample Return System

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX13CG23P
Agency Tracking Number: 124442
Amount: $123,761.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.07
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Honeybee Robotics Ltd.
NY, New York, NY, 10001-2320
DUNS: 131364820
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Philip Chu
 Senior Systems Engineer
 (646) 239-0429
 chu@honeybeerobotics.com
Business Contact
 Jack Craft
Title: Business Official
Phone: (646) 459-7835
Email: craft@honeybeerobotics.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
The proposed Phase I investigation will focus on the development of spacecraft systems required to obtain a sample from the nucleus of a comet, hermetically seal the sample within a capsule, and return the sealed sample to an orbiting spacecraft which can return the sample to Earth. A preliminary systems level concept has been developed. This concept will be refined during the proposed Phase I investigation, including proof-of-concept breadboards and analyses of critical subsystems.

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