Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) is pleased to announce a contract award from the United States Air Force, Air Force Research Laboratory (USAF/AFRL) to perform research and development of space-based flywheel energy storage. The specific efforts are focused on advanced integrated power and attitude control for the next generation of high-performance spacecraft serving our country’s military and commercial space missions.

“This project truly represents a unique opportunity to redefine the traditional approaches to energy storage and spacecraft attitude control. The technology developed by this project holds great promise to solve complex mission challenges and enable previously impossible missions” said George Stafford, President of Blue Canyon Technologies. “We are privileged to have been selected by AFRL, and look forward to bringing flywheel energy storage to the space industry.”

These efforts will be carried out at the BCT facilities in Boulder, CO.