Role of the COE-CST in Encourage, Facilitate and Promote

The current environment favors such initiatives conceptually, but the business case for them is difficult to close. Unless they have a specific interest in the hosted technology, commercial launch users are reluctant to give up even a few kilograms of launch mass at prices supportable by research institutions and small commercial startups. In recent research roadmapping effort, identifying and characterizing the space transportation market was identified as a priority research task for the Center of Excellence. In order to find a tractable focus area, the project took industry partners' suggestion of investigating secondary and hosted payloads (SHP's). SHP's represent a unique opportunity to achieve low cost access to space, yet are rarely used. The task will work to identify the barriers to SHP's and how they can be overcome.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Centers of Excellence, Commercial Space Transportation. Additional contract numbers: 10-C-CST-SU-015, 10-C-CST-SU-018, 10-C-CST-SU,10-C-CST-CU, 10-C-CST-SU-041.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $800004.00
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Davidian, Ken

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Colorado, Boulder

    130 Academy Building, 970 Aurora Avenue
    Boulder, CO  United States  80309

    University of Colorado, Denver

    Denver, CO  United States 

    Stanford University

    320 Panama Street
    Stanford, CA  United States  94305
  • Principal Investigators:

    Born, George

    Hubbard, Scott

    Alonso, Juan

  • Start Date: 20100801
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150531
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30380

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01570585
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 10-C-CST-SU-002, 10-C-CST-UC-012
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 24 2015 1:00AM