Garvey Spacecraft Corporation

389 Haines Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90814

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 9
Total Value of Awards $2.35MM
First Award Date 01/01/08
Most Recent Award Date 10/27/16

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Garvey John Garvey 9 Message
Bostwick Christopher M. Bostwick 8 Message

9 Awards Won

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Alaska Fairbanks

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: T1.01
Budget: 10/27/16 - 10/26/18

Our Phase I results include a preliminary design for an advanced nanosat launch vehicle (NLV) upper stage that features several advanced propulsion technologies, as well as extensive empirical data from a series of pathfinding operations conducted at both the Pacific Spaceport Complex - Alaska on Kodiak Island and the Poker Flat Research Range. ...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: The University of Alabama in Huntsville PRC / OSP

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: T1.01
Budget: 06/10/16 - 06/09/17

The technical innovation proposed here is the introduction of torch-augmented spark ignition for high performance liquid oxygen (LOX) / propylene rocket engines now in development for a future two-stage nanosat launch vehicle. Spark ignition is critical for reliably achieving multiple in-flight restarts of NLV upper stage engines. In addition, ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: SB152-008
Budget: 09/17/15 - 06/30/16

The opportunity exists to significantly advance the introduction of a low-cost upper stage for DARPA?s Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) by leveraging Garvey Spacecraft Corporation?s (GSC?s) on-going nanosat launch vehicle (NLV) development and flight test program along with focused composite tank and wireless data networking R&D being conducted by...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Alaska Fairbanks

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: T1.01
Budget: 06/17/15 - 06/17/16

The technical innovation proposed here is the design during Phase I of a high performance upper stage for a two-stage "20 / 450" Nanosat Launch Vehicle (NLV) that is configured to deliver up to 20 kg to a 450 km low Earth orbit (Figure 1). Parallel tasks prepare for the Phase II development and sub-orbital flight testing of a prototype vehic...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of California, San Diego

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 14-1-T1.02
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

The technical innovation proposed here expands upon early research into the viability of additive machining (AM) for liquid rocket engine components and other emerging capabilities to initiate TRL 6 flight test evaluations of candidate applications that could enhance the affordability of a small launch vehicle (SLV) booster stage.University of C...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 11-2-O2.01
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

LOX/propylene

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 12-1-E1.02
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

The technical innovation proposed here is the continued functional evolution and concept refinement of an incremental series of test vehicles that will ultimately provide dedicated, low-cost, reliable, on-demand routine space access for the emerging nano and micro satellite markets. Initial orbital operational capability for delivering 10 kg to...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 11-1-O2.01
Budget: 01/01/12 - 12/31/12

The technical innovation proposed here is the application of an alternative hydrocarbon fuel?densified propylene, in combination with liquid oxygen (LOX)?that has the potential to enhance the performance of a proposed Nano / Micro Launch Vehicle (NMLV) enough such that a simple two-stage, pressure-fed configuration will be sufficient for orbital...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 08-1
Budget: 01/01/08 - 12/31/08

The innovation proposed here addresses the testing and evaluation of wireless networking technologies for small launch vehicles by leveraging existing nanosat launch vehicle (NLV) development to create a dedicated wireless technologies testbed that can enter flight during Phase I.