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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In Announcements, CubeSats/NanoSats, ISS MAC CubeSat Demo, Magnetoshell Aerocapture, MIDAS Posted

Recent Altius Contract Wins: What Do They Mean? (Part 1 of 2)

It has been a while since our last blog post, and those of you have been following the news over the last month may have noticed that Altius has recently been awarded or selected for negotiation on a few significant NASA technology development contracts. These four contracts are: ISS Launched Cubesat Demonstration of Variable-Drag Magnetoshell […]
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In Administrivia, Export Control Posted

Altius Comments to the EAR NPRM

Here are some comments that I prepared on behalf of Altius for the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) I’ve been discussing on Selenian Boondocks (here, here, and here). This NPRM proposes how the Department of Commerce would handle spacecraft, spacecraft components, and spacecraft technologies that the State Department proposes to […]
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In Administrivia Posted

Still Alive and Kicking

Someone pointed out today that I hadn’t done a blog post here since last September. I hadn’t realized it had been that long, and would like people to know that Altius is alive and kicking, and plugging away on our two DARPA contracts, also working on new technology development, proposal writing for various government and […]
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