Aerospace Ups R&D in Huntsville, Anticipated Growth of 20 Percent

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 14, 2019 – The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) announced the expansion of its research and development operations in Huntsville, Ala., to support the rapid growth of space and missile defense research and development programs.

Locally, Aerospace employs 50 of the nation’s leading engineers, scientists, and analysts. These experts are solving the most difficult problems in space—and generating a regional annual economic impact of more than $20 million.

“Aerospace’s unwavering commitment to critical space and missile defense missions in Huntsville has never been stronger, supporting the Missile Defense Agency, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, United Launch Alliance, and the Missile and Space Intelligence Center,” said Steve Isakowitz, Aerospace president and CEO. “Our anticipated 20 percent job growth next year reflects the importance of Aerospace's Huntsville office to the space sector, which we designated as a national engineering technology hub to contribute to critical programs across the country."

Aerospace’s engineers and scientists provide key support to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) on the development and testing of the interceptors and partners with the MDA to drive the innovative sensor technologies that track emerging threats. Aerospace also provides programmatic and technical support for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and works onsite at United Launch Alliance to provide systems engineering, operational insight, and technical support to the Air Force.

The nearly 50 Aerospace employees based in Huntsville have a long record of giving back to the local community, in particular through programs that inspire the next generation of students to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).


About The Aerospace Corporation

The Aerospace Corporation is a national nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center and has more than 4,600 employees. With major locations in Chantilly, Virginia; El Segundo, California; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Colorado Springs, Colorado, Aerospace addresses complex problems across the space enterprise and other areas of national and international significance through agility, innovation, and objective technical leadership. For more information, visit Follow us on X: @AerospaceCorp.


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