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Affordable Vehicle Avionics (AVA) Flight Testing

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Affordable Vehicle Avionics (AVA) Flight Testing
More science experimentation and technology development can be accomplished on nano-satellites than ever before. With this growth in capability, it is highly advantageous to NASA to be able to launch nano-satellites (with mass under 25 kg) as primary payloads into Low Earth Orbit as cost-effectively as possible. AVA (Affordable Vehicle Avionics) is a generic avionics technology that can be easily ported between launch vehicles, and leveraged by several third-party launch service providers. STMD’s Game Changing Development Program (GCDP) is funding AVA development from TRL 5+ to become TRL 6+ in FY15-16. A phased, iterative test approach is proposed with several AVA prototypes flying as non-controlling avionics (piggybacking). More »

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