NASA SBIR 2022-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary

Proposal Information

Proposal Number:
22-1- S13.02-2438
Subtopic Title:
Spacecraft Technology for Sample Return Missions
Proposal Title:
Extraterrestrial Sample-return Chemistry for Advanced Propulsion Experiment (ESCAPE)

Small Business Concern

Exquadrum, Inc.
13313 Sabre Boulevard Suite 1, Victorville, CA 92394
(760) 246-0279                                                                                                                                                                                

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Marlow Moser
12130 Rancho Road, CA 92301 - 2703
(760) 530-7949                                                                                                                                                                                

Business Official:

J. Mathew Jones
13313 Sabre Blvd Ste 1, CA 92394 - 2703
(760) 246-0279                                                                                                                                                                                

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 develop a long-term storable, hybrid propulsion system with the highest possible specific impulse for sample return missions from large-body, extraterrestrial destinations including., the Moon, Mars, Vesta, Ceres, Phobos, and Europa. The proposed solution uses advanced chemistry to achieve mass-efficient sample return that minimizes the ascent vehicle’s gross liftoff mass (GLOM). The proposed project team will develop a plan for a follow-on flight demonstration program. The Phase I program will conclude with a hot-fire demonstration of a prototype propulsion system.

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

Small spacecraft, sample return, rocket propulsion

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

Low-cost space lift, exploration missions to the moon and Mars

Duration:     6

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