U. S. Space Force Orbital Prime Awards $1.7 Million Contract to Orbital Assembly in Direct to Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Award
Company will Demonstrate Rapidly Deployable, On Orbit Structural Technologies for On Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing Initiatives
HUNTSVILLE, AL, March 16, 2023 – Above: Orbital Inc., formally known as Orbital Assembly, has been awarded a $1.7 million contract from the United States Space Force to develop rapidly deployable, On Orbit structural technologies to support many types of electronic equipment. The United States Space Force is a separate and distinct branch of the armed services, organized under the Department of the Air Force.
In the Direct to Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 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.”
About Above: Orbital Inc.
Above: Orbital Inc., formally known as Orbital Assembly, designs and develops space systems for a sustained space presence in the orbital and cislunar domains and beyond. Above’s modular, feed-forward architecture and versatile platforms, combined with commercial off-the-shelf partnerships (COTS), provide automated and habitable structures with variable, hybrid gravity. For more information about Above, a Delaware corporation, please visit http://www.abovespace.com. For investment information visit http://www.abovespace.com/invest
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