NASA has selected six in-space propulsion projects for funding under the space agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The phase II contracts last for two years and are worth up to $750,000.
The awards include:
e beam, Inc.
Cathode for Electric Space Propulsion Utilizing Iodine as Propellant
Plasma Controls, LLC
Fort Collins, CO
Iodine Hollow Cathode
Quest Thermal Group
Multi-Environment MLI: Novel Multi-Functional Insulation for Mars Missions
Streamline Automation, LLC
Hybrid Propulsion Technology for Robotic Science Missions
TDA Research, Inc.
Wheat Ridge, CO
Novel Sorbent to Remove Radioactive Halogens and Noble Gases from NTP Engine Exhaust
WASK Engineering, Inc.
Cameron Park, CA
High Response Control Valve
Summaries of the proposals follow.