Pioneer Astronautics

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SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 66
Total Value of Awards $14.7MM
First Award Date 01/01/97
Most Recent Award Date 07/11/16

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Zubrin Dr. Robert Zubrin 66 Message
Pelaccio Dennis G. Pelaccio 1 Message
Muscatello Tony Muscatello 3 Message
Caviezel Mark Caviezel 1 Message
Berggren Mark H. Berggren 15 Message
Muscatello Anthony Muscatello 2 Message
Bruinsma Douwe Bruinsma 3 Message
Henshaw Thomas Henshaw 2 Message

66 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Defense
Topic: DLA161-003
Budget: 07/11/16 - 04/10/17

The Rare Earth Materials Recovery System (REMRS) recovers neodymium and related rare earth elements from permanent magnets of variable composition recycled from hard disk drives (HDD), motors, generators, and other industrial, military, and consumer products. The REMRS recovers rare earth oxides as high-quality feed stock to support manufacture ...

Phase 1 SBIR

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

The Extraterrestrial Metals Processing (EMP) system produces ferrosilicon, silicon monoxide, a glassy mixed oxide slag, and smaller amounts of alkali earth compounds, phosphorus, sulfur, and halogens from Mars, Moon, and asteroid regolith by carbothermal reduction. These materials, in some cases after further processing with other in-situ resour...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: S3.02
Budget: 04/29/16 - 04/28/18

The Nitrous Ethane-Ethylene Rocket with Hypergolic Ignition (NEERHI) engine is a proposed technology designed to provide small spacecraft with non-toxic, non-cryogenic, high performance, hypergolic propulsion. When passed over a warm catalyst bed, gaseous nitrous oxide and an ethylene-ethane gaseous blend combust instantly. A small 1 N thruster ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H1.01
Budget: 04/26/16 - 04/25/18

The Carbonaceous Asteroid Volatile Recovery (CAVoR) system produces water and hydrogen-rich syngas for propellant production, life support consumables, and manufacturing from in-situ resources in support of advanced space exploration. The CAVoR thermally extracts ice and water bound to clay minerals, which is then combined with small amounts of ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H1.01
Budget: 06/17/15 - 12/17/15

The Carbonaceous Asteroid Volatile Recovery (CAVoR) system extracts water and volatile organic compounds for propellant production, life support consumables, and manufacturing from in-situ resources in support of advanced space exploration. The CAVoR thermally extracts ice and water bound to clays minerals, which is then combined with small amou...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: S3.02
Budget: 06/17/15 - 12/17/15

The Nitrous Ethane-Ethylene Rocket with Hypergolic Ignition (NEERHI) engine is a proposed technology designed to provide small spacecraft with non-toxic, non-cryogenic, high performance, hypergolic propulsion. When passed over a warm ruthenium catalyst bed, gaseous nitrous oxide and an ethylene-ethane gaseous blend combust instantly. A small 1 N...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 14-1-H3.04
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

Pioneer Astronautics proposes an advanced photocatalytic oxidation reactor for enhancing the reliability and performance of Water Recovery Post Processing systems aboard crewed spacecraft. This novel technology, called the Advanced Wastewater Photooxidation System (AWPS) is designed to oxidize and remove recalcitrant aqueous organic constituent...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 12-1-H2.02
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

The Nitrous Oxide Ethane-Ethylene (NEE) engine is a proposed technology designed to provide spacecraft with non-toxic non-cryogenic high-performance propulsion. With the NEE engine, nitrous oxide is used as an autogenously pressurizing oxidizer, and a mixture of ethane and ethylene is used in the same manner as fuel. Initially, the ethane and ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 12-1-H3.01
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

Pioneer Astronautics proposes a technology program for the development of an innovative photocatalytic oxidation reactor for the removal and mineralization of Volatile Organic Compounds to extend crewed space exploration beyond low earth orbit. This novel technology, called the High Performance Photocatalytic Oxidation Reactor System (HPPORS) l...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 09-2-X3.02
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

The Lunar Organic Waste Reformer (LOWR) utilizes high temperature steam reformation to convert all plastic, paper, and human waste materials into useful gases. In the LOWR, solar thermal concentrators are used to heat steam directly to 600 C, after which the steam is mixed with a small amount of oxygen and injected into a reactor which is being ...

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