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Recent Pioneer Astronautics News


 NASA 2010 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase 1 awards were selected and publicly announced on Wednesday, December 8, 2010.

Pioneer Astronautics recieved three Phase 1 Contract from NASA for :
Nitrous Oxide Micro Engines;
Mars Regolith Water Extractor; &
Regenerable Contaminant Removal System.


 NASA 2009 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase 2 awards were selected and publicly announced on Monday, October 18, 2010.

Pioneer Astronautics recieved a Phase 2 Contract from NASA for :
Lunar Organic Waste Reformer.


 NASA 2009 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase 1 awards were selected and publicly announced on Monday, November 23, 2009.

Pioneer Astronautics recieved a Phase 1 Contract from NASA for :
Lunar Organic Waste Reformer.


 NASA 2008 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase 2 awards were selected and publicly announced on Tuesday, October 28, 2009.

Pioneer Astronautics recieved a Phase 2 Contract from NASA for :
Lunar Soil Particle Separator.


 NASA 2008 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase 2 awards Funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) were selected and publicly announced on Monday, September 14, 2009.

Pioneer Astronautics recieved a Phase 2 Contract from NASA for :
Multi-Cell Thermal Battery.


 NASA 2008 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase 1 awards were selected and publicly announced on Monday, November 24, 2008.

Pioneer Astronautics recieved three Phase Contracts from NASA for :
Counterflow Regolith Heat Exchanger;
Lunar Soil Particle Separator; &
Durable Dust Repellent Coating for Metals.


 NASA 2007 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase 2 awards were selected and publicly announced on Tuesday, October 28, 2008.

Pioneer Astronautics recieved a Phase 2 Contract from NASA for :
Lunar Sulfur Capture System.


 NASA 2007 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase 1 awards were selected and publicly announced on Friday, November 16, 2007.

Pioneer Astronautics recieved Phase 1 Contracts from NASA for :
Lunar Sulfur Capture System &
Multi-Cell Thermal Battery.


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 NASA 2006 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase 1 awards were selected and publicly announced on Friday, November 17, 2006.

Pioneer Astronautics recieved Phase 1 Contracts from NASA for :
Advanced Gashopper Mobility Technology &
Stratospheric Deployment Parafoil.


 NASA 2005 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase 2 awards were selected and publicly announced on Wednesday, October 4, 2006.

Pioneer Astronautics recieved a Phase 2 Contract from NASA for Lunar Materials Handling System.


In the March 2006 issue of Business 2.0 Pioneer Astronautics was listed as a case study for "The Startup" in propulsion sciences. Michael Behar, has case studies listed for:

Michael Behar.The Entrepreneur's Guide to the Galaxy. Business 2.0 Mar. 2006: 70


 In the March 2006 issue of NASA Tech Briefs (Vol.30 No.3) an article about the METAMARS project was listed, written by Anthony Muscatello, Robert Zubrin, and Mark Berggren.


Click for the Press Release and Video for the Gas Hopper Airplane Flight!!