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Affordable Small Satellite Launch Vehicle Reaction Control System, Phase I

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Project Introduction

During this Phase I SBIR program Valley Tech Systems, Inc. (VTS) will develop new long duration solid propellant thrust throttling technology for an affordable launch vehicle Reaction Control System (RCS) for small satellite orbital insertion applications. The new affordable RCS propulsion technology provides NASA with accurate launch vehicle upper stage booster Attitude Control, Post Boost satellite Delta-v and accurate orbital insertion thrust using non-toxic and storable solid propulsion. Additionally, the solid propulsion throttling technology features flexible impulse and accurate thrust throttling in a modular constructed architecture for ease of adapting to numerous future NASA launch vehicle applications. The Phase I program will conduct top level system trades, design concept layouts and critical technology testing to yield a smooth and clear transition from the Phase I to a Phase II prototype demonstration program. More »

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