Parabilis Awarded Follow-on NASA R&D Contract for Flow Control Device

Parabilis Space Technologies, Inc. announced today that it was awarded a follow-on contract by NASA’s Stennis Space Center to continue development of an in-line, dynamically-adjustable, flow-control cavitating venturi assembly.  A cavitating venturi provides mass flow control in fluid systems by accelerating working fluid until it reaches vapor pressure at a narrow throat, then recovers working...Continue reading

Parabilis and FreeFall Awarded Air Force R&D Contract

Parabilis Space Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has teamed with FreeFall Aerospace of Tucson AZ to develop FreeFall’s novel Inflatable Spherical Antenna, and integrate the antenna into a CubeSat platform.  Freefall’s innovative electronically steerable inflatable structure allows a large aperture, wide field of view antenna to be packaged into a shoebox-size satellite platform. Parabilis...Continue reading

Parabilis Announces Three NASA Program Wins

Parabilis Space Technologies, Inc. of San Marcos, CA today announced that it was awarded three additional NASA contracts to design, develop, and test new space technologies.  “We are extremely pleased with these important NASA program wins,” stated Dave Streich, Chief Executive Officer.  “These programs contribute directly to the achievement of NASA’s strategic goals, and add...Continue reading

Partnership with University of Southern California SERC for CubeSat Propulsion

Parabilis Space Technologies, Inc. announced a partnership with the University of Southern California’s Space Engineering Research Center (USC/SERC) of Los Angeles CA to develop a CubeSat-scale maneuvering and orbital transfer stage for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.  Parabilis will leverage its years of experience with nitrous oxide/HTPB hybrid motor technologies to package a high-impulse propulsion...Continue reading

Extended Burn Achieved on 3D-Printed RCS Thruster

Parabilis Space Technologies, Inc. of San Marcos, CA announced that it had successfully completed the first round of hotfire testing of an additively manufactured (3D-printed) Reaction Control System Thruster at its Lakeside Test Facility.  The cryogenic oxygen and liquid natural gas thruster testing culminated in a smooth 12-second burn demonstrating thermal steady state operation. “Congratulations...Continue reading

Parabilis Demonstrates Multi-Material 3-D Printing Technology

Parabilis Space Technologies Inc. announced today that it has successfully demonstrated the ability to incorporate prefabricated and dissimilar materials into a single multi-material part.  Under a contract with NASA’s Langley Research Center, pre-fabricated copper, isomolded graphite, and Inconel 718 components were successfully encapsulated and integrated into a printed Inconel base.  Successful encapsulation of non-weldable graphite...Continue reading

Parabilis Wins NASA Contract to Advance Additive Manufacturing Methods

Parabilis Space Technologies, Inc. of San Marcos, CA announced that it was awarded a contract by NASA to develop a novel additive manufacturing method to enable the use of multiple dissimilar materials in an additively manufactured parent part.  “This additive manufacturing method will be especially beneficial for in-space thrusters and spacecraft structures,” said Chris Grainger,...Continue reading