Altius Space Machines, Inc.

3001 Industrial Lane, Unit #5
Broomfield, CO 80020

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 6
Total Value of Awards $723K
First Award Date 01/01/11
Most Recent Award Date 06/10/16

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Goff Jonathan A. Goff 8 Message
Copel Daniel J. Copel 1 Message
Davis Nathan A Davis 1 Message
Blomquist Richard S Blomquist 1 Message

6 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H5.01
Budget: 06/10/16 - 12/09/16

The Solar Cube heliogyro is a CubeSat propulsion system that utilizes reflected solar pressure as its only means of propulsion and attitude control. It has the appearance of a Dutch windmill and employs sail control akin to a helicopter. Four solar reflecting blades made of ultrathin polyimide attach to a central bus. During operation, centrip...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H2.04
Budget: 06/10/16 - 12/09/16

Three of the key abilities needed for making future NASA and commercial in-space transportation systems more affordable and capable are: a) the ability to ?live off of the land? via in-situ resource utilization (ISRU), b) the ability to reuse in-space transportation hardware, and c) the ability to leverage continuing advancements in lower-cost e...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H1.01
Budget: 06/10/16 - 12/09/16

The ability to "live off of the land" via in-situ resource utilization has long been recognized as a key capability for enabling the affordable development of space. While most of the focus has been on the production of bulk quantities of rocket propellants such as Liquid Methane, Liquid Hydrogen, and Liquid Oxygen from extraterrestrial water an...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: Z5.01
Budget: 06/17/15 - 12/17/15

Altius Space Machines proposes the development of lightweight robotic manipulators, that utilize rollable composite STEM booms to provide a prismatic extension/retraction DOF, as robot arms for Assistive Free-Flyers (AFFs) on the International Space Station. These Low-Inertia STEM Arm (LISA) manipulators can provide comparable or better manipula...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 14-1-Z20.01
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

Altius Space Machines and MSNW LLC propose the development of a cubesat-scale Multipurpose Interplanetary Deployable Aerocapture System (MIDAS), to provide cubesats with the capability to perform reliable aerocapture and aerobraking missions. The MIDAS system consists of a thin, deployable, Magnetoshell Aerocapture (MAC) electromagnet coil that ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 10-1-S5.04
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

The Electroadhesive "Sticky Boom", an innovative method for rendezvous and docking, is proposed for the Orbiting Sample Capture (OSC) portion of the Mars Sample Return (MSR) mission. This technology carries the advantages of greatly reducing the probability of accidental colisions, high inherent reliability from mechanical and guidance simplicit...