Air Force Research Laboratory awards MMA Design a Phase II SBIR contract

Sunshade fully deployed

On July 25, 2013 the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) awarded a Phase II SBIR contract to MMA Design for the design and development of Large Deployable Telescope Components.  Under the two year effort, MMA will develop a deployable sunshade for a 3-meter deployable optical system.  MMA’s CEO, Jeff Harvey, recently commented on the award, “We thank AFRL for this opportunity and are excited to apply our deployable thin membrane and packaging expertise to this space structures challenge where the Air Force can realize significant mission capability at reduced cost.”