NASA has selected Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC) for three Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and one Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I awards for a high performance nano-launcher, miniature CubeSat propulsion, vortex propulsion technology, and a waste compactor.
The OBITEC proposals that NASA selected for negotiations include:
- High Performance Nanolauncher (STTR with Penn State University)
- Miniature Nontoxic Nitrous Oxide-Propane (MINNOP) Propulsion
- VTX HyHeat — vortex propulsion technology
- Plastic Melt Waste Compactor Flight Demonstrator Payload (PFDP)