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.
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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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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 Advances Massless Payloads for Space Missions

The Aerospace Corporation is pioneering a new approach to payload provisioning that leverages the ability to reassign spacecraft payloads with advanced software and enhanced capabilities that support mission needs.

Aerospace Facility Raises the Bar for Electric Propulsion Testing

The Aerospace Corporation is continuing to expand researchers’ understanding of electric propulsion with its EP3 vacuum chamber, a new testing facility that advances the capabilities needed for testing the current and upcoming generation of higher-powered thrusters.

Aerospace Furthers Advancements in 3D-Printed GPS Satellite Components

The Aerospace Corporation recently contributed to the qualification of a 3D-printed omnidirectional antenna assembly for use on GPS satellites, making it the first 3D-printed GPS configuration item to be space-qualified.

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