Demonstration of On-Orbit Logistics System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$749,809.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N0017804C3014
Agency Tracking Number:
02-1152
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
AEROASTRO, INC.
20145 Ashbrook Place, Ashburn, VA, 20147
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
605603984
Principal Investigator:
James Ramsey
Program Manager
(703) 723-9800
jim.ramsey@aeroastro.com
Business Contact:
Mike Conley
Vice President, Programs
(703) 723-9800
mike.conley@aeroastro.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
On-orbit servicing and logistics support spacecraft could greatly enhance the flexibility and functionality of many future MDA space assets by providing, refueling, diagnostic, or component replacement services. AeroAstro proposes to take the first stepstowards achieving an affordable on-orbit servicing and logistics capability by developing a scaleable, modular spacecraft architecture and applying it to the design of the orbit transfer vehicle, SHERPA. This approach will serve dual purposes. It willprovide the means to evaluate and refine the modular SHERPA architecture and, it will provide improved access to space for small payloads.Within the proposed effort, AeroAstro will work with the SHERPA team to develop the preliminary mission and systems level design of SHERPA. While this effort will only address the top-level design of the subsystems, the subsystem development from otherefforts will be folded into the design. The proposed effort will culminate in a Preliminary Design Review of SHERPA.

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