LISA-T Microgravity Deployment Demonstration

PI: Brandon Farmer, Nexolve Corporation, John Carr (Co-I), NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center

The objective of this flight demonstration is to deploy up to two configurations of the LISA-T (Lightweight Integrated Solar Array and AnTenna) system in a microgravity environment on a series of two ZERO-G Flights. This test will demonstrate deployment in a microgravity environment advancing the design and reducing overall system risk for subsequent flight demonstration missions.

Technology Areas (?)
  • TA02 In-Space Propulsion Technologies
  • TA03 Space Power & energy Storage
  • TA05 Communication and Navigation
Problem Statement

LISA-T - Lightweight Integrated Solar Array and AnTenna is an integrated solar array that is deployed from an extremely compact volume. The LISA-T system is customizable for power requirements and attitude capability for the host spacecraft and is configured to deploy as either a planar array (high power applications) or an Omni-directional array (no pointing required).

Technology Maturation

A ZERO-G flight provides the best means to test deployment kinematics that are unique to the microgravity environment which cannot be fully replicated through static 1G testing.

Future Customers

Once complete the system will have been demonstrated in all relevant environments (complimenting prior NASA/MSFC development conducted since 2013) and will be ready for Flight demonstration and infusion into NASA missions.

Technology Details

  • Selection Date
    REDDI-F1-17A (Nov 2017)
  • Program Status
  • Current TRL (?)
    Successful FOP Flights
  • 1 Parabolic

Development Team

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