NASA SBIR 2021-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary

Proposal Number:          21-1- Z8.09-2030
Subtopic Title:
      Small Spacecraft Transfer Stage Development
Proposal Title:
      TopFuel Integrated Lunar Transfer Stage

Small Business Concern

Exquadrum, Inc.
12130 Rancho Road, Adelanto, CA 92301
(760) 246-0279                                                                                                                                                                                

Principal Investigator:

Kevin Mahaffy
12130 Rancho Road, CA 92301 - 2703
(760) 530-7921                                                                                                                                                                                

Business Official:

J. Mathew Jones
12130 Rancho Road, CA 92301 - 2703
(916) 759-2988                                                                                                                                                                                

Summary Details:

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :                                                                                                                                                          
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Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words):

During the proposed Phase I research and development effort, the project team will integrate previously demonstrated technologies into a low-cost solid rocket motor to serve as a cis-lunar transfer stage to guide and propel small spacecraft on Trans Lunar Injection (TLI) trajectories. The resulting solid rocket motor will meet requirements for Mass Fraction and Specific Impulse that will enable it to achieve the NASA targeted lunar orbits. Key stage component will be fabricated and demonstrated in hot-fire, static testing. The Phase I project will demonstrate the solid rocket motor design fits within the constraints of a particular small launch vehicle. The proposed project team will develop a plan for a follow-on Phase II flight demonstration program.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

Cislunar transfer stage for small spacecraft

Small orbital launch vehicles  

Hypersonic propulsion testing

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

DoD small spacecraft and technology demonstration missions

Air Force operationally responsive space launch

Commercial small satellite launch

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