11 Jan, ’22

Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar Selected for Masten’s Next Mission to the Moon

2022-01-11T14:36:27-05:00Categories: Psionic Milestones, Psionic Press Release|Tags: , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT January 11, 2022 Lee Wright, CMO, Psionic LLC lee@psionic.ai +1 469-233-7712   Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar Selected for Masten’s Next Mission to the Moon New smaller unit enables ranging, velocimetry, and scanning MOJAVE, CA and HAMPTON, VA, January 11, 2022—Psionic today announced it has been selected by Masten Space Systems to provide Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar (PNDL) for Masten’s next mission to the Moon. This is the first to use Psionic’s new architecture, which is 50% smaller and requires 40% less power than the prior NASA design. “In addition to being significantly smaller, our new [ READ MORE ]

20 Aug, ’21

Virginia Company Licenses NASA Relative Navigation Technology [NASA] | NASA, Psionic Sign Lidar Tech Licensing Deal [ExecutiveGov]

2022-01-11T14:39:32-05:00Categories: Psionic Milestones, Psionic Press Release|Tags: , |

Virginia Company Licenses NASA Relative Navigation Technology [NASA] August 20, 2021 | NASA NASA and Virginia-based Psionic, LLC, signed a licensing agreement for the use of a NASA 3D light detection and ranging (lidar) technology called Kodiak, originally developed for a cutting-edge mission to robotically refuel a satellite in orbit. The commercial license will allow Psionic to combine the technology’s capabilities with existing lidar developments to enhance the overall design and incorporate it into future missions. Article excerpts: Psionic previously licensed a Navigation Doppler Lidar (NDL) from NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Lidar is a critical component of a [ READ MORE ]

20 May, ’21

Psionic Receives NASA Award to Significantly Reduce Size, Weight, and Power of Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar [NASA, Psionic]

2021-08-20T12:29:31-04:00Categories: Psionic Milestones, Psionic Press Release|Tags: , , |

Psionic and NASA | May 20, 2021 Psionic Receives NASA Award to Significantly Reduce Size, Weight, and Power of Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar [NASA, Psionic] Opens up more functional options covering a wider range of vehicles and trajectories HAMPTON, VA, May 20, 2021—Psionic announced today that they have received a NASA 2020 SBIR Program Phase II award to create a chip-scale waveform modulation system for Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar (PNDL). Once implemented, this will significantly reduce the size, weight, and power of PNDL. “This is a major technical advancement that will further improve navigation accuracy and will make PNDL [ READ MORE ]

14 Jan, ’21

Astrobotic Selects Navigation Doppler Lidar from Psionic for Mission to Deliver VIPER to the Lunar South Pole [Astrobotic]

2022-01-11T14:40:13-05:00Categories: Psionic Milestones, Psionic Press Release|Tags: , , |

Astrobotic Press Release | January 14, 2021 Astrobotic Selects Navigation Doppler Lidar from Psionic for Mission to Deliver VIPER to the Lunar South Pole Navigation Doppler Lidar chosen for high accuracy and NASA heritage for 2023 CLPS mission to search for water on the Moon Pittsburgh, PA and HAMPTON, VA, — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Astrobotic today announced they have selected Navigation Doppler Lidar (NDL) from Psionic for their mission in late 2023 to deliver NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) to the South Pole of the Moon. The NDL serves as a critical sensor element as part [ READ MORE ]

30 Dec, ’20

Suborbital flight testing paves way for long-term goals [Aerospace Magazine]

2021-09-21T18:24:48-04:00Categories: Industry News, Psionic Milestones|Tags: , |

Suborbital flight testing paves way for long-term goals [Aerospace Magazine] The Reusable Launch Vehicles Technical Committee brings together experts to focus on leading-edge programs and developments in this area By Nicole Quenelle and John Kelly | December 2020 | Aerospace America Aerospace America, December 2020 Article excerpt: “…In September, NASA licensee Psionic Technologies, based in Virginia, flew its commercial version of NDL technology on Masten’s Xodiac vertical takeoff and vertical landing vehicle in Mojave, California. Xodiac functions much like a lander, providing testing to validate Psionic’s navigation algorithms and data processing and enabling the company to make any [ READ MORE ]

17 Nov, ’20

Masten Space Systems Selects Navigation Doppler Lidar from Psionic for CLPS Lunar Landing Masten Mission 1 [Psionic]

2022-01-11T14:25:49-05:00Categories: Psionic Milestones, Psionic Press Release|Tags: , , , |

View/Download the Press Release > For Masten Meagan Crawford MCrawford@Masten.aero For Psionic Lee Wright Lee@Psionic.ai 469-233-7712 Masten Space Systems Selects Navigation Doppler Lidar from Psionic for CLPS Lunar Landing Masten Mission 1 Navigation Doppler Lidar chosen for high accuracy and long NASA heritage MOJAVE, CA and HAMPTON, VA, November 17, 2020—Masten Space Systems today announced that they have selected Navigation Doppler Lidar (NDL) from Psionic for their mission to the South Pole of the Moon in 2022. The NDL will be the primary navigation sensor working with the Masten Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) system to ensure a safe, precise landing. “We are excited [ READ MORE ]

14 Oct, ’20

NASA Flight Opportunities Program: Psionic Navigation Doppler LIDAR—Precision Navigation Sensor for Lunar Missions [NASA]

2021-09-21T18:22:31-04:00Categories: Psionic Milestones|Tags: , , |

NASA Flight Opportunities Program Psionic Navigation Doppler LIDAR: Precision Navigation Sensor for Lunar Missions [NASA] Overview With a goal of enabling precision navigation inside tight landing ellipses, the Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar (PNDL) is an optical laser–based system. Measuring range and velocity simultaneously and accurately in four directions, the system provides data on ground speed, height above ground, roll, and pitch. PNDL is also designed to overcome the limitations of conventional radar while mitigating dust and plume interference. Ready for flight testing and vehicle configurable, this fourth-generation system is based on a system previously commercialized as a NASA spinoff. Technology [ READ MORE ]

18 Sep, ’20

Technology Developed for Lunar Landings Makes Self-Driving Cars Safer on Earth [NASA]

2022-01-11T14:41:42-05:00Categories: Industry News, Psionic Milestones|Tags: , , |

Technology Developed for Lunar Landings Makes Self-Driving Cars Safer on Earth [NASA] September 18, 2020, NASA > NASA is advancing a laser-based technology designed to help spacecraft land on a proverbial dime for missions to the Moon and Mars. The technology will undergo testing on upcoming suborbital rocket launches with Blue Origin on its New Shepard rocket and ride to the Moon on several commercial landers as part of the Artemis program. Simultaneously, companies are using the technology to help self-driving cars navigate rush hour traffic on this planet. NASA engineers are designing an approach to safely manage multiple trips [ READ MORE ]

16 Sep, ’20

Lander Simulation Testing Helps Advance NASA Navigation Spinoff [NASA, September 16, 2020]

2022-01-11T14:41:51-05:00Categories: Psionic Milestones, Psionic Press Release|Tags: , , |

Announcement from NASA, September 16, 2020 Lander Simulation Testing Helps Advance NASA Navigation Spinoff Tech Transmits with Laser Beams for Velocity and Distance to Lunar Surface. [Psionic] A navigation doppler lidar (NDL) technology originally developed by NASA was demonstrated on a flight test on Sept. 10 with support from the Flight Opportunities program, part of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate. With roots at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, the technology was licensed in 2016 by Psionic for both terrestrial and space applications, and both the company and Langley continue to evolve and advance the innovation for [ READ MORE ]

26 Mar, ’20

Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar to Fly on Masten Rocket in 2020 under NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program [Psionic]

2022-01-11T14:25:42-05:00Categories: Psionic Milestones, Psionic Press Release|Tags: , , , |

For Immediate Release 03 March 2020 Contact Cliff Cummings, ‍Vice President, Space, Psionic LLC ccummings@psionic.ai +1 833 774 6642 x803 | 703-622-8622 Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar to Fly on Masten Rocket in 2020 under NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program HAMPTON, VIRGINIA—Psionic today announced that Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar has been selected to fly aboard a Masten rocket in early 2020 under NASA’s Flight Opportunities program. Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar is designed to improve the safety and accuracy of landings and dockings. The test flight is the next step in demonstrating the maturity of the technology before flights of landers that will take place [ READ MORE ]

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