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Spyder: A Dedicated CubeSat Launcher Project

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Spyder: A Dedicated CubeSat Launcher Project

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.

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