A Letter from the Chair of the Board, and the President and CEO

Welcome to The Aerospace Corporation's 2023 Annual Report.
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Space today is a transformed domain, remade by both an unprecedented wave of technological innovation as well as serious threats that must be outpaced. At this critical time, The Aerospace Corporation is helping lead the way forward with a focus on delivering end-to-end solutions at speed to strengthen our nation’s security and power a new era of progress.

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The Aerospace Corporation President and CEO Steve Isakowitz and Board of Trustees Chair Gen. Paul Selva.

This year, Aerospace continued to broaden our impact, collaborating across the space enterprise to shape integrated, resilient architectures to rapidly deliver needed capabilities to our partners. We are deepening ties with commercial and international partners to create new opportunities and leverage cutting-edge technologies that support our customers’ missions. We are partnering widely with government, industry and academia to develop emerging ecosystems—such as in-space servicing, assembly and manufacturing and cislunar operations – that will strengthen the nation’s leadership in space, from low Earth orbit to the moon and beyond. 

As the leading research and development center for the nation’s space programs, Aerospace’s team of world-class experts is advancing innovative concepts and prototypes ahead of customer need, including in areas like cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and physics-based modeling and simulation. We continue to invest in Aerospace’s differentiating technical and laboratory capabilities, embracing an integrated digital-first approach to bring greater speed and agility throughout the mission lifecycle.

At Aerospace, we recognize that the future success of our industry relies on a vibrant, robust workforce that can leverage diverse perspectives and experiences to tackle the complex challenges we face. We are proud to play a leading role in Space Workforce 2030, a groundbreaking collaborative effort to build and strengthen the pipeline of talent entering our industry. We remain committed to shaping an inclusive culture that empowers all of our people to lead and do their best work in support of our mission.

We invite you to learn more about how Aerospace is shaping this new space age and delivering critical capabilities to our partners in the 2023 Annual Report. It demonstrates the unique value only Aerospace can provide, and our unwavering commitment to fulfill our vision: The nation’s trusted partner, solving the hardest problems for the preeminent space enterprise.

Explore the 2023 Annual Report here.