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Headquartered in Mount Pleasant, STAR, Inc. is a premier high-tech small business for South Carolina. Since its founding in 1998, STAR has performed aircraft and spacecraft research for the Department of Defense, NASA, and NIAC. With in-house and SBIR funding for small business, STAR has developed new concepts for high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft; propellantless, maneuvering spacecraft; and space elevators for the Moon. STAR has also won the Small Business Administration’s National Tibbetts Award for South Carolina.

 
 
 

Recent Contracts:
 
 

EDDE Ground Development

NASA Office of the Chief Technologist

Game Changing Division

 

ElectroDynamic Debris Eliminator (EDDE)

Phase I SBIR, Navy SPAWAR

 

High Altitude Morphing Aircraft

Phase II SBIR, Air Force Research Laboratory

 

Autonomous Orbit Transfer Vehicle

DARPA Tactical Technology Office


High-Payoff Space Tethers

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

In-Space Propulsion Technologies Program


The Lunar Space Elevator

NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts


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