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Awards

An Areostationary CubeSat Mission to Monitor the Weather on Mars

ExoTerra and the Space Science Institute were selected by NASA to study the use of a CubeSat to observe Dust Storms on Mars. The award is part of NASA’s Deep Space Small Satellite program to investigate the use of small satellites in space exploration to reduce mission cost. The mission uses ExoTerra’s Solar Electric Propulsion system to place the CubeSat in an Aerostationary orbit above the planet for the first time. From this vantage, the vehicle can continuously monitor the formation and decay of dust storms throughout a Martian year. ExoTerra will perform the satellite design for the mission.

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An Areostationary CubeSat Mission to Monitor the Weather on Mars

ExoTerra and the Space Science Institute were selected by NASA to study the use of a CubeSat to observe Dust Storms on Mars. The award is part of NASA’s Deep Space Small Satellite program to investigate the use of small satellites in space exploration to reduce mission cost. The mission uses ExoTerra’s Solar Electric Propulsion […]

ExoTerra Develops Radiation Tolerant CubeSat Power Distribution System

ExoTerra selected by NASA to develop a radiation tolerant Cubesat power distribution system as part of the NASA SBIR program. During the Phase I award, ExoTerra will develop a CubeSat power distribution card with improved radiation tolerance for longer lifetime or deep space applications. Click for NASA SBIR Abstract. Click for NASA Press Release.

ExoTerra Will Be First Private Company to Fly to an Asteroid

ExoTerra selected by NASA to test fly a CubeSat Solar Electric Propulsion system under the NASA Tipping Point program. The joint Public/Private partnership program will provide a first flight demonstration of ExoTerra’s Halo Hall Thruster, Deployable Solar Arrays, Iodine Storage and Distribution system, and Power Processing Unit. The flight is anticipated to occur in 2019. […]

CubeSat Power Module to Qualify for Deep Space

ExoTerra selected by NASA to qualify a CubeSat Power Module under a Phase II NASA SBIR. The project will build a qualification unit of our deployable solar arrays and power processing unit and subject them to flight environments to demonstrate their flight readiness. Click to see NASA SBIR Abstract. Click for NASA press release.