Very Low Cost Orbital Vehicle Engine

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 27904
Amount: $740,526.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
520 Huntmar Park Dr., #100a, Herndon, VA, 22070
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Warner
 (703) 709-2240
Business Contact
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Research Institution
PacAstro has shown that significant cost reduction and operational advantages are possible for small orbital and suborbital mission using a simple pressure fed, LOX/Kerosene vehicle configuration. Under private and government funding, we have begun development of the engine which is critical to realize extremely low cost, highly reliable and highly capable space transportation. Beginning with a proven, qualified design completed by NASA in the 60's, PacAstro proposes to apply modern materials and manufacturing techniques, combined with highly integrated design and development procedures proven by us in development of other low cost, highly capable space systems, to produce a high performance engine suitable for upper stage applications at costs 1% to 5% of currently existing engines. Under the proposed program we will design, analyze, build and deliver an advanced, low cost, light weighted injector for the engine. Under commercial financing, PacAstro will build and test the engine which will be coupled with this advanced injector.

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