Author Archive for: "jongoff"
In Announcements, Extensible Booms Posted

These Might Be the Droids You’re Looking For: Altius Selected for SBIR Ph1 Contract

NASA has selected Altius for a Phase I SBIR contract, “Low-Inertia STEM Arm (LISA) Manipulators for Assistive Free-Flyers,” to study the use of miniature STEM Arms for use on the SPHERES testbeds and for future Assistive Free-Flyers on the ISS. The SPHERES robotic free-flyers are currently used primarily for technology demonstrations in the realm of […]
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In Announcements, Direct to Dragon Lab, Direct to Station, Extensible Booms, Propellant Depots, Sticky Boom Posted

Sticky Boom and Direct to Facility Patents Issued

While the Altius team has been busy wrapping up our Asteroid Redirect Mission BAA contract, we received notice from the US Patent Office that both of our first two patents have been approved. The first of the two patents filed, which was issued just today (March 17th), was for our Sticky Boom™ non-cooperative capture technology. […]
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In Administrivia, Asteroid Redirect Mission, Kraken Posted

Asteroid Boulder Retrieval System Follow-the-Build on Twitter

Sorry for the brevity of recent blog posts. Altius has been heads-down getting its prototype hardware completed for the Asteroid Redirect Mission BAA we’re wrapping-up this week. Blogging takes longer than tweeting, so for now if you’d like to follow-the build, please follow us on Twitter @AltiusSpace for more updates and pictures. Hopefully once the […]
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In About Altius, Administrivia Posted

We’ve Moved!

After almost exactly four years renting office space at the DaVinci Vault, Altius has now moved to a new facility in Broomfield, CO. The Vault was a wonderful coworking environment, and we were grateful of how tolerant they were of us doing hardware prototyping in what was meant to be an office environment, and we’ll […]
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In CubeSats/NanoSats, Direct to Station, Extensible Booms, Sticky Boom Posted

HatchBasket™: Genesis of A Concept

This week, Altius is rolling out an updated homepage with a focus on a commercial ISS-enabled SmallSat deployment project (“HatchBasket™”) that we’re developing with the help of NanoRacks LLC. HatchBasket is a basket-shaped structure that carries one or more CubeSat/SmallSat deployers, which is designed to mount into the hatchway of an ISS cargo vehicle, immediately […]
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