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

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Pioneer Astronautics recieved three Phase Contracts from NASA for :

  • Counterflow Regolith Heat Exchanger;
  • Lunar Soil Particle Separator; &
  • Durable Dust Repellent Coating for Metals.
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Pioneer Astronautics recieved a Phase 2 Contract from NASA for: Lunar Sulfur Capture System.

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Pioneer Astronautics recieved Phase 1 Contracts from NASA for :

  • Lunar Sulfur Capture System &
  • Multi-Cell Thermal Battery.
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Energy Victory is available now!

“In this compelling argument for a new direction in US energy policy, world-renowned engineer and best-selling author Robert Zubrin lays out a bold plan for breaking the economic stranglehold that the OPEC oil cartel has on our country and the world.”

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Pioneer Astronautics recieved Phase 1 Contracts from NASA for :

  • Advanced Gashopper Mobility Technology &
  • Stratospheric Deployment Parafoil.
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Pioneer Astronautics recieved a Phase 2 Contract from NASA for Lunar Materials Handling System.

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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.

  • Muscatello, Anthony C., Robert Zubrin, and Mark Berggren. “Generating Aromatics From CO2 on Mars or Natural Gas on Earth.” NASA Tech Briefs Mar. 2006: Vol.30 No.3: 52
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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:

  • ‘Corporate Strategy’/’Space Networking’ :: Cisco Systems
    • Headquarters:San Jose; Employees:39,262; 2005 Revenues:$24.8 billion
  • R&D/Life Sciences :: Dynamac
    • Headquarters:Rockville, MD; Employees:300; 2005 Revenues:$35million
  • The Startup/Propulsion :: Pioneer Astronautics
    • Headquarters:Lakewood, CO; Employees:13; 2005 Revenues:$1 million

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

Pioneer Astronautics has demonstrated a new technology for flying around Mars.

The new flight system is called a gashopper. The vehicle system works by acquiring CO2 from the Martian atmosphere with a pump (Mars atmosphere is 95% CO2) , storing it in liquid form, then sending it through a preheated pellet bed to turn it into hot rocket exhaust to produce thrust for a flight vehicle.