Parabilis’ ambitions are to leverage its products and the extensive space heritage of its founders to provide on-orbit services to its commercial and government customers such as debris removal, and targeted re-entry of high-value assets.
- Space Tug
- In-Space Transportation
- In development
- First launch
Parabilis Space Technologies announced in July 2020 it has been selected by NASA for an award to design and develop a high-performance hybrid rocket stage for low-cost trans-lunar orbit injection and maneuvering for the purpose of exploring the lunar environment using small, inexpensive spacecraft. Parabilis will leverage its previous work on a hybrid upper stage launch vehicle to design a robust transfer vehicle to propel small payloads into translunar trajectories. Hybrid propulsion has a distinct cost advantage over most other propulsion solutions. This particular hybrid rocket design will utilize a novel fuel configuration, and include a pump-powered combustion cycle instead of a pressurized system, providing excellent performance in a short form factor at a very low cost.