LOS ALAMITOS, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 7, 2014) - NovaWurks™ Inc., a provider of high technology space products and services, announced today that it 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.
"We are blessed to continue our work with DARPA. Our Hyper-Integrated Satlet or HISat™ conforms to and supports almost any payload. We are pleased to have this opportunity to not just use HISats to construct a Conformal Spacecraft™ but also to use HISats to perform re-purposing operations while on orbit. It is a potentially exciting advancement in space services. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our team's skills and talent," said Talbot Jaeger, founder and Chief Technologist at NovaWurks.
NovaWurks provides space services and assembles Conformal Spacecraft, satellites for use in both 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," continued Jaeger. "At NovaWurks we are committed to renewing and improving the space business and altering the standard perception of our industry."
NovaWurks, Inc., located in Los Alamitos, California, invents, designs and creates high technology products and services for a broad range of applications for space. The NovaWurks team of designers, scientists and engineers offers a diverse background in spaceflight, consulting and research work with decades of experience in managing complex, visionary projects for government, military and corporate clients. For more information, visit www.novawurks.com.