Key Objectives: Collaborate with NASA MSFC Engineer’s to flight qualify high performance, small, low cost solid rocket upper stage systems for the UP Aerospace Spyder orbital launch vehicle.
Methods to meet Objective: Engineering design collaboration with solid rocket propulsion experts at NASA’s MSFC. Upper stage test data and cost evaluation and implementation into an operational system.
Statement of Significance: Provide NASA and commercial entities with a ~$1M launch capability dedicated to placing CubeSat payloads into Low Earth Orbits. No such capability exists for NASA’s use or within today’s market place.
Provide NASA and commercial entities with a ~$1M launch capability dedicated to placing CubeSat payloads into Low Earth Orbits. No such capability exists for NASA’s use or within today’s market place. These solicitations increase focus on collaborations with the commercial space sector that not only leverage emerging markets and capabilities to meet NASA's strategic goals, but also focus on industry needs. NASA's investments in industry partnerships can accelerate the availability of, and reduce costs for the development and infusion of, these emerging space system capabilities. While developing the technology to enable NASA's next generation of science and human exploration missions, we will grow the economy and strengthen the nation's economic competitiveness.More »
|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|UP Aerospace, Inc||Lead Organization||Industry|
|Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)||Supporting Organization||NASA Center||Huntsville, AL|