Focus Areas

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering.
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Launch Assurance

Spanning all stages of the space lifecycle, from concept to operations, mission success at The Aerospace Corporation is the result of decades of experience, a highly-skilled technical staff, and specialized tools developed to tackle the challenges of space.
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Satellites and Orbits

As satellite technology enters a new era, The Aerospace Corporation remains the leading authority on the development, launch and deployment of space systems.
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Center for Space Policy and Strategy

Space is a dynamic environment, with rapidly growing opportunities and threats. Navigating this complex domain requires experience and vision. We can help you steer the right course.
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Space Exploration

As technology puts new horizons within reach, The Aerospace Corporation is helping humanity explore our galaxy from the Moon to Mars and beyond.
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Research and Development

Functioning as the nation’s independent testing, assessment, and research center for national security space systems, our more than 80 specialized laboratories test, analyze, and troubleshoot virtually every aspect of rocket and satellite systems.