In Phase 1, Ragnarok will mature the much-needed rad-hard BCDR technology from TRL 3 - 4. Phase 2 of Ragnarok’s efforts will proceed to develop the entire functional prototype radiation-hardened PMAD system including the newly developed BCDR hardware from Phase 1. Phase 2 efforts will conclude with a full Critical Design Review (CDR) and a completed and closed list of HRs and HRMPs. The final prototype design will be targeted towards Europa Environment through a demonstration flight above LEO, if available, after Phase 2.
During this Phase 2, Ragnarok will also produce a prototype of the entire radiation-hardened PMAD system, including the new radiation-hardened BCDR component from Phase 1, and seek a demonstrative flight above LEO if attainable. Thereafter in Phase 3, Ragnarok will offer to (i) partner with a NASA ROSES 2019 proposal in Heliophysics, Planetary Science Data, and/or Lunar Data Analysis, and/or (ii) pursue Space Situational Awareness AFRL missions in GEO, such as ASCENT microsat.
Once qualified to TRL 9 as a rad-hard PMAD with BCDR, Ragnarok will enter the Polar Broadband communications market using a first-to-market advantage. Ragnarok shall have first mover’s advantage pursuing these services. Although the polar broadband market is a fraction of the larger market, this niche is a perfect entry point to fulfill this capacity requiring a low upfront capital investment for in-flight Wi-Fi and Maritime Broadband.