Blinker is a small, self-contained and autonomous transponder that can provide near real-time space situational awareness.
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The Aerospace Corporation: Who We Are

As an independent, nonprofit corporation operating the only FFRDC for the space enterprise, The Aerospace Corporation performs objective technical analyses and assessments for a variety of government, civil, and commercial customers.
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Make a Career Out of Making a Difference

Whether you’re ensuring the resiliency of satellite systems or finding a better way to remove dangerous debris from orbit, your work at Aerospace will make a difference. From delivering world-class mission assurance to pioneering technological breakthroughs, you’ll help build a safer, stronger future.

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Aerospace Builds Capabilities for Future Mission Needs with Ironsight

Motivated by the industry’s rising interest in rendezvous, proximity operations and docking, a team of Aerospace engineers are creating a testbed to support such operations.

State of Play: Lasercom Key to Building Internet In Space

With major government and commercial programs poised to leverage lasercom, the technology is positioned to deliver the winning combo of high-bandwidth and low-latency needed to expand the internet into space and deliver global, low-latency communications.​​​​​​​

Living on Mars: Aerospace Crew Accelerates Human Space Exploration Knowledge

Over a two-week mission, six experts worked and lived in an immersive, Mars-like environment, demonstrating the corporation’s drive to evolve its expertise and innovation to meet future needs.

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