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TVA Performs High-altitude Drop Test of Small Payload Return Capsule

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ATLANTA, GA, June 30, 2015 –Last week, Terminal Velocity Aerospace (TVA) performed a high-altitude drop test of a prototype small payload return capsule to demonstrate mission enabling technologies including low-cost communications and electronics systems. The capsule was released from a carrier balloon at over 100,000 feet and descended along a trajectory equivalent to that of […]

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TVA Awarded NASA Phase II SBIR for Low-cost Small Reentry Devices

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ATLANTA, GA, April 16, 2015 – Terminal Velocity Aerospace (TVA) was awarded a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract from NASA entitled “Low-Cost Small Reentry Devices to Enhance Space Commerce and ISS Utilization.” The Phase II effort, administered by Johnson Space Center, builds on Phase I results and TVA’s reentry device (RED) development to date. […]

TVA Selected for NASA Flight Opportunities Program

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ATLANTA, GA, April 14, 2015 –Terminal Velocity Aerospace, LLC (TVA) was recently selected by the NASA Flight Opportunities Program (FOP) for demonstration of a small payload return capsule and associated technologies via a high-altitude drop test. Flight test of the prototype capsule will demonstrate mission-enabling communications technologies and verify integrated performance, including functionality of its […]

TVA Awarded SBIR Grant for Research Related to Small Payload Return from ISS

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ATLANTA, GA, June 20, 2014 – Terminal Velocity Aerospace, LLC (TVA) was awarded a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract from NASA entitled “Low-Cost Small Payload Return to Enable High Frequency ISS Research.” The Phase I project, administered by Johnson Space Center, involves detailing the concept of operations and payload accommodations hardware for use of TVA’s […]

TVA Awarded Contract for Development of Prototype Small Payload Return Capsule

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ATLANTA, GA, March 4, 2014 –Terminal Velocity Aerospace, LLC (TVA) has been awarded a contract by NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) for development of a prototype small payload return capsule. Designed as a high-altitude drop test article, the prototype will demonstrate mission-enabling communications technologies and verify integrated performance, including functionality of its parachute recovery system. This […]

Terminal Velocity Aerospace Enters into Space Act Agreement with NASA Ames Research Center

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ATLANTA, GA, October 28, 2013 –Terminal Velocity Aerospace, LLC (TVA) has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA Ames Research Center to collaborate on evaluation, testing, and technology transfer of newly-developed thermal protection system (TPS) materials. The lightweight conformal and flexible ablative materials provide performance and manufacturing advantages over existing materials used to protect space vehicles from […]

Terminal Velocity Aerospace Announces Advisory Board

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ATLANTA, GA, February 5, 2013 –Terminal Velocity Aerospace, LLC (TVA), today announced formation of an Advisory Board to help guide the company in its mission to improve reentry safety and further the utilization of outer space. The composition of the Advisory Board addresses three areas of critical importance to the TVA mission: understanding the needs of the […]

Terminal Velocity Aerospace Announced

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ATLANTA, GA, July 10, 2012 –Terminal Velocity Aerospace, LLC (TVA) announced operation today as a new venture dedicated to improving reentry safety and furthering the utilization of outer space. TVA offers small protective devices for data collection during reentry breakup events, and for safe return of small payloads from space. In recent years, 40 to 100 large, […]