[SatNews] NovaWurks™ Inc., a provider of high technology space products and services, has been awarded a $30.8 million Phoenix Project contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), with options for an additional $11.8 million that if exercised, would raise the total award to $42.6 million.
The contract covers Phases II and III of the Phoenix Project for the development, delivery and operation of satlet solutions to repurpose valuable components from retired, non-working satellites in supersync orbit approximately 22,000 miles above the earth. The new contract is a follow on to the work NovaWurks performed during the competitive Phase I of the project that started in June of 2012.
NovaWurks provides space services and assembles Conformal Spacecraft, satellites for use in LEO and GEO orbits using applied technologies that allow them to be configured as aggregated, reliable, flexible spacecraft for a variety of mission purposes.
“Our technologies and development process could drastically reduce costs and time-to-orbit opening up new, cost effective/cost feasible ways for payloads to get off the drawing board and into space,” said Talbot Jaeger, founder and Chief Technologist at the company. “At NovaWurks, we are committed to renewing and improving the space business and altering the standard perception of our industry.”
The NovaWurks website is located at: http://www.novawurks.com/