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NASA gives $750,000 grants for space innovations

Space projects led by two small businesses headquartered in Washington state — Seattle-based BluHaptics and Bothell-based Tethers Unlimited — are among 128 proposals selected by NASA to receive grants of up to $750,000. NASA today announced its selections for 2017 Phase II grants in the agency’s Small … Continue reading

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Tethers Unlimited wins NASA grant for FabLab

Bothell, Wash.-based Tethers Unlimited is getting a shot at helping to create an advanced fabrication facility that could manufacture and recycle 3-D printed items in space. Tethers Unlimited and two other companies will have 18 months to deliver a prototype for the … Continue reading

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On-orbit assembly system moves forward

California-based SSL, formerly known as Space Systems Loral, says it’ll receive continued funding from NASA for an on-orbit satellite assembly program known as Dragonfly. SSL and its partners, including Bothell, Wash.-based Tethers Unlimited, recently completed a successful ground demonstration of the Dragonfly system, which … Continue reading

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NASA backs mini-antennas and 3-D printer

Flat-panel antennas that are tiny enough to fit on a nanosatellite and a 3-D printer that can recycle space station trash are among the Seattle-area projects that have won seed money in NASA’s latest round of grant-making. They’re just a couple … Continue reading

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Tethers Unlimited to try out orbital manufacturing

A division of Tethers Unlimited Inc., a space technology company based in Bothell, Wash., says it has signed a contract with a big-name spacecraft provider to demonstrate how future satellites could build their own frameworks in space. The deal calls for … Continue reading

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Tethers Unlimited scores big with mini-thrusters

Tethers Unlimited Inc. says it’s won $2.2 million in contracts from NASA and Millennium Space Systems to provide its miniaturized, water-fueled Hydros thrusters for satellite missions. The company, based in Bothell, Wash., is developing the Hydros as a safe-to-launch propulsion system for CubeSats … Continue reading

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NASA orders a 3-D printer/recycler for space

Firmamentum, a division of Tethers Unlimited Inc. in Bothell, Wash., says it has won $750,000 in NASA funding to build a combination 3-D printer and plastic recycler for the International Space Station. The device, known as the Refabricator, is due … Continue reading

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