What's Happening at DSSP

Our latest work, developments and updates

DSSP Heads Out of Orbit Into Deep Space

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  • April 17, 2015

Digital Solid State Propulsion Inc. (DSSP) has won a new contract with NASA, its fourth with the national space agency and its first Phase II SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) contract. This was the only NASA Phase II awarded in the state of Nevada in 2015.

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Wayne Sawka Makes “10 to Watch in 2015” List

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  • January 15, 2015

Sawka and DSSP help things blow up in movies and help keep things safe in space. The company’s indoor electric pyrotechnic eSquibs allow special-effects producers to create multiple explosions (like bullet shots) from one device. The product took the top prize for best new special-effects product at this year’s Live Design International show. Earlier in...

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Best Debuting Product of the Year in Special Effects 2014

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  • December 8, 2014

After its first weekend on the market at the Live Design International (LDI) tradeshow in Las Vegas before Thanksgiving, DSSP’s indoor electric pyrotechnic eSquibs won “Best Debuting Product of the Year in Special Effects.” At a tradeshow with nearly 350 exhibitors and tens of thousands of attendees, this prestigious title does not come lightly; DSSP’s...

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DSSP Technology on Orbit after SpinSat Deployment

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  • December 4, 2014

The Special Purpose Inexpensive Satellite (SpinSat) has been deployed from the International Space Station (ISS) through the Japanese Experiment Module Airlock (JEMAL). The 50-kg, 22-inch diameter spacecraft is dotted with a series of thrusters that will test an Electrically-controlled Solid Propellant (ESP) system from Digital Solid State Propulsion.   Read Full Article

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DSSP’s Role in SpinSat Mission Described in NRL News Release

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  • September 18, 2014

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) published a press release discussing the goals of their upcoming SpinSat mission. NRL contracted with DSSP to deliver safe, green, solid propellant thrusters for the spacecraft that could be transported through the crewed sections of the International Space Station. This mission will be the first on orbit test of DSSP technology.  ...

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