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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 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, Direct to Station, Extensible Booms, Press Release, Sticky Boom Posted

Altius Signs Space Act Agreement with NASA Langley Research Center

Altius Space Machines Signs Space Act Agreement with NASA Langley Research Center Louisville, CO, September 4, 2012 Altius Space Machines of Louisville, Colorado is pleased to announce that we have signed a non-reimbursable Space Act Agreement (SAA) with NASA Langley Research Center of Hampton, Virginia, to develop concepts for a new series of compactly-stowable long-reach […]
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In Business, Extensible Booms, Micro-Return/Delivery Vehicles, Propellant Depots, Sticky Boom Posted

Direct to Station (D2S™) Deliveries System

[Note: this is a blog post version of a whitepaper we recently sent out describing the technical idea that is at the heart of the Altius business plan I pitched at the 2011 NewSpace Business Plan Competition.] Problem Introduction A key missing capability that is needed to enable commercially competitive research and development on space […]
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