PlanetSpace, Lockheed Martin and ATK Team Up to Bid on NASA COTS

CHICAGO, 9 Dec. 2007. PlanetSpace has submitted a proposal response to NASA's recent Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) Phase 1 Demonstrations request for proposals. PlanetSpace, working closely with its teammates Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, ATK, and the Bank of Montreal, has been working to put together the proposal for NASA.

Dec 9th, 2007

CHICAGO, 9 Dec. 2007. PlanetSpace has submitted a proposal response to NASA's recent Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) Phase 1 Demonstrations request for proposals. PlanetSpace, working closely with its teammates Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, ATK, and the Bank of Montreal, has been diligently working to put together the proposal for NASA.

PlanetSpace, a developer of space-related technologies, has submitted its proposal to NASA to flight demonstrate cargo and crew delivery capability to the ISS in response to NASA's COTS Phase 1 RFP.

"We have been working closely with our Lockheed Martin, ATK, and BMO team mates over the past 6 months and have developed an innovative, low-risk business plan and technical approach that can deliver cargo to the ISS economically and has the added benefits of providing low cost launch services to commercial and NASA customers," says Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria, chairman of PlanetSpace.

The team has been gathered together over the last month at Lockheed Martin's facilities in Denver, putting the final details of the proposal together for NASA.

PlanetSpace is leading the team to develop the cargo and crew delivery system.

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, using it's interplanetary and autonomous spacecraft design, build, system integration, and mission operations experience, is developing the Orbital Transfer Vehicles for PlanetSpace.

Also teaming with PlanetSpace is ATK Launch Systems, currently developing the first stage for NASA's Ares 1 launch vehicle and manufacturer of the Shuttle SRBs. ATK, leads the development of the launch vehicle segment and ground processing systems used for cargo delivery during the COTS Phase 1 demonstrations.

PlanetSpace's consortium has also signed teaming agreements with Space Florida, United Launch Alliance, Wyle Laboratories, Paragon Space, and MEHTA Engineering.

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