NLV Upper Stage Development and Flight Testing

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX15CM66P
Agency Tracking Number: 150037
Amount: $124,788.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2015
Solicitation Year: 2015
Solicitation Topic Code: T1.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
389 Haines Avenue, Long Beach, CA, 90814-1841
DUNS: 004957598
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Bostwick
 Director
 (661) 547-9779
 cbostwick@garvspace.com
Business Contact
 John Garvey
Title: Business Official
Phone: (562) 498-2984
Email: jmgarvey@garvspace.com
Research Institution
 University of Alaska Fairbanks
 Andrew Gray
 903 Koyukuk Drive
Fairbanks, AK, 99775-7320
 (907) 474-7301
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
The technical innovation proposed here is the design during Phase I of a high performance upper stage for a two-stage "20 / 450" Nanosat Launch Vehicle (NLV) that is configured to deliver up to 20 kg to a 450 km low Earth orbit (Figure 1). Parallel tasks prepare for the Phase II development and sub-orbital flight testing of a prototype vehicle that is directly traceable to the orbital-capable NLV. Furthermore, by teaming with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Alaska Space Corporation to pathfind the concept of operations at the latter's Kodiak Space Launch complex, we are taking a key step towards establishing dedicated launch access to polar orbits for the cubesat and nanosat communities.

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