ATLANTA, August 24, 2016 (SpaceWorks PR) — SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) announces the recent award of a Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the development of a persistent, geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO)-based platform capable of sustainable and evolvable on-orbit operations.
“We’re very pleased to be supporting DARPA on this important project,” said Mr. Mark Schaffer, Senior Aerospace Engineer and Principal Investigator at SpaceWorks. “We have assembled a great team and look forward to ultimately developing and deploying this system with our partners.”
SpaceWorks’ system design seeks to offer a wealth of new capabilities at reduced cost compared to current systems and solutions. The six-month base effort will focus on the detailed design of the platform, evaluating the operational aspects of the system, and identifying potential payloads to support missions relevant to the Department of Defense. This effort will also be supported by teammate Blink Astro, LLC.
SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) is an Atlanta-based aerospace engineering firm that specializes in systems analysis, concept development, and the economic assessment of future space systems and projects. SpaceWorks serves as the parent organization for Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. (GO), Terminal Velocity Aerospace, LLC (TVA), and Blink Astro, LLC (Blink). More information can be found at www.spaceworksenterprises.com.