Physical Sciences Laboratories

Physical Sciences Laboratories supports the effective and timely development and operation of national security systems through scientific research and the application of advanced technologies.
Physical Sciences Laboratories


Physical Sciences Laboratories (PSL) has more than 100 specialized laboratories used to test, analyze, and troubleshoot virtually every aspect of rocket and satellite system design, development, construction, deployment, and operation. The diverse expertise of the laboratories’ technical staff allows PSL to stay abreast of new technological developments and program support issues associated with rapidly evolving space systems.

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Technology Development and Prototyping

Development geared toward increasing the readiness of available technologies for adoption by the space community including advanced manufacturing, remote sensing and hyperspectral sensors, and laser, LIDAR, and optical communication technology.
Selenium Black Sky Project

Resiliency and Space Warfighting Research and Development

Research and development advancements to enable space-domain asymmetric advantage and space resiliency, including space-domain awareness technology, radiation science, and space environmental effects.
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Science-Driven Acquisition Agility

Accelerating traditional acquisition cycles by using science to identify and exploit efficiencies in mission assurance, including space-based prototype development and systems engineering for new technology applications.
Replicated Optics

Advanced Concepts

Application of unique Aerospace competencies to fulfill future customer needs, including quantum sensors and devices, material science and composites, integrated photonic devices and neuromorphic computing

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance.  U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.


Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools, or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.