Publications

Hatchbasket

HatchBasket is a commercial product concept that enables small satellites (cubesats up to a full ESPA class satellite to be launched at a higher altitude than is possible from ISS deployments. This higher altitude results in payload lifetimes of >2-3 years compared to 6-12months for an ISS launched payload.
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Hatchbasket - SmallSat Presentation

System for ISS-Enabled SmallSat Deployments and Externally-Hosted Tech Demo Payloads

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Big Deployables in Small Satellites

The concept of utilizing small satellites to perform big mission objectives has grown from a distant idea to a demonstrated reality. One of the challenges in using small-satellite platforms for high-value missions is the packaging of long and large surface-area devices such as antennae, solar arrays and sensor positioning booms.
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Propellant Depots

Orbital cryogenic propellant depots and the ability to refuel spacecraft in orbit are critical capabilities for the expansion of human life throughout the Solar System. While depots have long been recognized as an important component of large-scale manned spaceflight efforts, questions about their technology readiness have so far prevented their implementation.

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