Getting It Right

Collaborating for Mission Success
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SmallSats Are Having a Moment … Cloud and Edge Computing Opportunities

SmallSats are having a moment. They are generally smaller and cheaper and can support more frequent launches with quicker response times for urgent national security needs; they support proliferated and resilient architectures that can withstand system failures and adversarial attacks; they facilitate innovation through experimentation, development, and testing; and they are increasingly accessible to an array of users, from small companies to universities to economically developing countries.

Zero Trust in Space

Zero Trust is highly fashionable in cybersecurity, but is it applicable to space vehicles? But first, what is Zero Trust? Zero Trust (ZT) is an evolving set of cybersecurity principles that move defenses from static, network-based perimeters to focus on users, assets, dynamic access control decisions, least privilege, segmentation/encryption, network monitoring, and other dynamic protections.

A ‘Team of Teams’ Approach to Mission Success

You know that feeling; when you hear a presentation or have a sidebar discussion at a professional conference and a lightbulb goes off: you realize that this expert or organization has solved the work problem that you’ve been trying to tackle for two months (or two years). They’ve endured the same struggle and found the piece to the puzzle through research and development, information sharing, or other means of collaboration that could put you farther along the path to mission success.

Cislunar Space Debris

Although cataloged and studied extensively for typical operational altitudes close to Earth, space debris has remained largely unstudied in the cislunar domain. The complex behavior of debris and evolution of the debris population in Earth orbit is even more complicated in cislunar space due to the combined gravitational influence of the Earth, Moon, and Sun. The Aerospace Corporation has begun maturing its space debris analysis tools...

Summer Space Projects at Aerospace!

My internship experience at The Aerospace Corporation was eye-opening and highly fruitful. This summer, I was fortunate enough to work on two projects that will provide me the experience and knowledge needed to be successful in my career after academia...

Getting It Right focuses on industry collaboration for mission success by sharing lessons learned, best practices, and engineering advances in response to the nation’s toughest challenges. The Getting It Right newsletter is published quarterly by the Aerospace Corporate Chief Engineer's Office.

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