A Comet Surface Sample Return System

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$123,761.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX13CG23P
Agency Tracking Number:
124442
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.07
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Honeybee Robotics Ltd.
NY, New York, NY, 10001-2320
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
131364820
Principal Investigator:
Philip Chu
Senior Systems Engineer
(646) 239-0429
chu@honeybeerobotics.com
Business Contact:
Jack Craft
Business Official
(646) 459-7835
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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