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26 March 2021, Tillamook, OR    

Near Space Corporation (NSC) is pleased to continue our support to NASA, JPL, and the exploration of our solar system through our award of a 2021 SBIR Phase 1 contract.   In this effort, NSC will design and develop platforms and techniques to support successful Venus Aerobot missions.  We will develop techniques for controlling low G deployment in the Venus atmosphere of an aerobot system, as well as inflation of the aerobot multi-cell envelopes to prevent damage from high shock.  NSC will build and test prototype systems to validate feasibility of the materials and approach.  This is a critical effort for the successful long duration exploration of Venus.