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Articles Published and TV Interviews

Several OpEds written by Dr. Kothari have been published in print and web media

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-space-transportation-20120624,0,2203104.story

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-rocket-science-20120917,0,2562871.story

http://thespacereview.com/article/2490/1

Dr. Kothari was also interviwed by several TV outlets to discuss Space Transportation and the business case aspect of Orbital Tourism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kugCydFy0z8


2012-2014

 

Invited Presentation at FAA Commercial Sapce Transportation Conference

Dr. Kothari was invited to be on a panel termed "A Step Farther Out" at the FAA/AIAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference, February 2012, in Washington DC to present and discuss the business case aspect of Orbital Tourism

February 2012

 

Papers Presented at AIAA Conferences

Astrox presented two papers at the AIAA Space 2010 Conference in Los Angeles, CA, one on the RBCC and one on Orbital Tourism (August 2010). Astrox presented one paper at the AIAA International Spaceplanes and Hypersonic Technology Conference in San Francisco, CA (April 2011)

August 2010 & April 2011

 

Sub-contracts from UTC

Astrox was awarded a subcontract from UTC in response to a need from Air Force Research Laboratory

June 2010

 

Phase II SBIR contract from Air Force

In June 2009, Astrox was awarded a Phase II SBIR contract from Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on "Rapid Design, Ananlysis, and Test of Hypersonic Propulsion Integrated Configurations"

June 2009

 

Sub-contracts from University of Dayton Research Institute

Astrox was awarded several subcontracts from UDRI in response to a need from Air Force Research Laboratory

April 2008 through June 2009

 

SBIR contract from Air Force

In December 2007, Astrox was awarded a SBIR Phase I Contract from Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on "Rapid Design, Ananlysis, and Test of Hypersonic Propulsion Integrated Configurations"

Dece 2008

 

Sub-contract from Jackson & Tull

During the year 2007 Astrox was awarded a subcontract from Jackson & Tull in response to the need from Edwards Air Force Base.

April 2007

 

Darshan TV Interview with NASA Administrator Dr. Michael Griffin

An interview of Dr. Michael Griffin, NASA Administrator, along with Dr. Ajay Kothari, CEO, Astrox Corporation, was shown on 4/7/07 by Darshan TV program. http://www.darshantv.com click on "The show/previous shows" (Click on " April 2007") and scroll down to "April 7th 2007 Show" and then click on "Interview with Michael Griffin".

Also available here at:

"Interview with Dr. Michael Griffin, NASA Administrator" (27 MB .rm file)

You may need updated Realplayer (free from http://www.realnetworks.com/products/media_players.html ), if you do not have it.

April 2007

 

FOX TV Interview

FOX Channel 45, WBFF TV in Baltimore ( www.foxbaltimore.com ) came and interviewed us on 3/1 about our Space-Plane concept. It was shown as the "Cover Story" on Monday, March 5 between 10 to 11 pm on that channel during their news hour. For many of you who either do not get Ch. 45 Baltimore in your area or were not able to watch our story on TV, given below is the hyperlink where it is available for viewing or for download, if you are interested.

"Aiming for the Sky" (15 MB .wmv file)

"Aiming for the Sky" (3 MB .mov file)

"Aiming for the Sky" (15 MB .mpg file)

March 2007

 

Two Hours to Tokyo

This article on Astrox Space-plane and UMD partnership was published in January in the Gazette – a Maryland Newspaper Weekly – in addition to many other newspapers.

http://www.gazette.net/stories/010507/businew174540_31987.shtml

Archived file:

"Gazette Article: Two Hours to Tokyo"

March 2007

 

MIPS (University of Maryland) Press Relase

University of Maryland/State of Maryland (MTECH) Press Release-

http://mtech.umd.edu/news/press_releases/MIPS_Astrox.html

Archived file:

"MTECH/MIPS University of Maryland Press Release"

January 2007

 

New Contract with EAFB

During the year 2006 Astrox successfully procurred a new contract from Edwards Air Force Base.

August 2006

 

Astrox to study Turbine/Scramjet Combined Cycle vehicles

Astrox received a contract from ATK/GASL to study turbine/scramjet combined cycle cruise vehicles (X43).

November 2005

 

AFLR-PRS TSTO study

Astrox was awarded a contract by AFRL/PRS, Edwards Air Force Base, CA to study the feasibility of TSTO.

August 2005

 

Additional Contract Awarded to Study Scramjet Flight Experiment using HySIDE

Astrox Corporation received a contract from AFRL/VA to design and study Scramjet Flight Experiment.

March 2005

 

Additional Contract Awarded to Study Technology Assessment using HySIDE and SpaceSIDE

Astrox Corporation received a contract from AFRL/VA to perform a technology assessment study on existing and future airbreathing vehicle designs. The purpose of this work is to make an apples-to-apples comparison between different system options, and then quantify the impact of technology changes on these systems. This work has resulted in 5 papers, two of which have recently been published in the Journal of Spacecrafts and Rockets.

February 2004

 

Astrox Awarded Air Force Combined Cycle Flowpath Analysis and Design Software Tool Development Contract

Astrox Corporation was awarded a SBIR Phase II contract by the US Air Force which will involve extending HySIDE to cover the supersonic region (SuperSIDE). The contract will also call for conducting Technology Assessment studies on many air-breathing and rocket access-to-space options in order to determine the optimal launch vehicle configuration for their requirements.

June 2003

 

Astrox Awarded MHD vehicle trade study work for NASA
Astrox will also incorporate RATTLRS design in SuperSIDE

This work will be done using HySIDE and SuperSIDE

August 2002

 

AF Edwards and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to use HySIDE

Astrox Corporation will supply two copies of its proprietary software HySIDE to Edwards and Wright-Patterson AFB for hypersonic and rocket system designs. Astrox Corporation will also participate in the design of such systems.

August 2002

 

Astrox part of the University of Maryland team winning the NASA URETI award

Astrox Corporation is part of the University of Maryland team that won the multi-year NASA URETI (University Research Education and Technology Institute) contract, now termed SVTI (Space Vehicle Technology Institute).

August 2002

 

Astrox wins a Long Term U.S. Army ICD Library Support Contract at APG, MD

Astrox Corporation was awarded a long-term five-year Library Support Services contract from the US Army. The contract began on August 24, 2002 and will supply services for research and technical help to the library located at the Institute of Chemical Defense, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

August 2002

Astrox to analyze ESE for NASA Glenn Research Center
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center leases a copy of HySIDE
Astrox Featured in NASA newsletter

Astrox Corporation was featured in the Newsletter from the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, NASA Headquarters. The article, entitled ""SDB High-Tech Innovation in Space Transportation Technology," discusses recent work by Astrox Corporation for NASA Marshall Research Center involving Access-to-Space Rocket-Based Combined-Cycle vehicle design.

                                                            

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ASTROX recognized for research and development of HAVDAC computer code

ASTROX Corporation was recognized for its research and development of its HAVDAC (Hypersonic Astrox Vehicle Design and Analysis) computer code. This code allows the design of hypersonic vehicles by carving out the airframe using stream surfaces of a known flow field.

In "Vehicle Studies May Reap Savings for NASA," a recent article by Space News correspondent Anne Eisele, she noted that NASA Administrator Daniel Golden observed: The HAVDAC design code allows the potential for "...a rocket that can consume oxygen from the atmosphere.....as the future of space transport beyond the Agency's high-profile reusable launch vehicle technology..."

2001 and earlier

                                                                                      

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