Froberg Aerospace, a startup located within EnterpriseWorks at the University of Illinois Research Park, will be working with NASA, which is planning to get humans on the moon in 2024 under its Artemis program. NASA announced in early March that the agency would be collaborating with nine university teams to develop satellite technologies. The startup will be working on “Lunar Missions Enabled by Chemical-Electrospray Propulsion” in partnership with Glenn and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. The project’s aim is to test a propulsion system that can work using combustion or an electrospray/ion propulsion.
Froberg Aerospace is a developer and provider of propulsion technologies that offer small satellite developers capabilities for mission flexibility, rapid concept-to-orbit, and the ability to change satellite mission requirements quickly. Their multi-modal propulsion system offers the benefits of high-thrust and high-efficiency propulsion in a single package. The company was founded in 2016 with the goal of commercializing multi-mode propulsion technology, and it was awarded a NASA SBIR Phase I in 2017.
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