Aerospace by the Numbers

The Aerospace Corporation operates the FFRDC for the space enterprise. Our approximately 3,000 technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering, with over 750 employees holding Ph.D.s.

In 2017, The Aerospace Corporation earned $983 million in revenue. 53% of the revenue came from military space, 35% from the intelligence community, and 12% came from civil and commercial businesses.

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Aerospace's 2017 revenue and technical staff statistics.

The corporation employed 3,900 workers with 73% representing technical staff. Among the technical staff, more than 26% are Ph.D.s, 42% have Masters of Science degrees, 24% have Bachelors of Science degrees, and 8% either have non-technical degrees or no degree.

65% of the technical staff joined Aerospace from private industry; 23% were university staff or students; 7% were government workers; 3% came from nonprofits; and 2% came from other types of businesses. Our technical staff have degrees in a wide-range of disciplines including mechanical/aeronautical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, and other engineering or science degrees. Other disciplines include physics, math, chemistry, civil and chemical degrees.