Orbital Assembly has been awarded a $1.7 million contract from the U.S. Space Force to develop rapidly deployable, On Orbit structural technologies to support many types of electronic equipment.
In the Direct to Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Award, Orbital Assembly will develop an efficient, lightweight structure to support solar panels, large power, and communications antenna arrays as well as other space infrastructure functions.
“This SBIR Award is a strong validation of OAs place in the On Orbit Servicing Assembly and Manufacturing sector by the U.S. Space Force,” says Rhonda
Stevenson, chief executive officer of Orbital Assembly. “Robust, sustainable in-space infrastructure is a national strategic imperative and energy transmission will be an essential component for space stations, commercial and defense applications. This is a great opportunity for us to advance On Orbit systems, commercialize our proprietary technology and secure future Phase III SBIRs.”