Aerospace Highlights

Countdown to Launch: Prime Time for GPS

Posted February 09, 2015

If Aerospace has a signature satellite program, it is GPS. The corporation played a significant role in its development as the principal adviser to the Air Force on space acquisitions.  More »

McNeal Named Herndon Black Image Award Recipient

Posted February 04, 2015

Darin McNeal is the newest recipient of the Robert H. Herndon Black Image Award,  More »

Countdown to Launch: The Launch Verification Matrix

Posted February 02, 2015

At the heart of what Aerospace does to assure the success of space missions is something called the Launch Verification Matrix (LVM).  More »

Countdown to Launch: Aerospace in Action

3, 2, 1 … liftoff! Excitement builds in the last few seconds before a rocket rips into the sky. But what happens before that?  More »

Most Powerful Atlas Launches Third MUOS

Posted January 22, 2015

The Atlas Team started 2015 right with the successful launch of an Atlas V and its Mobile User Objective System (MUOS)-3 satellite  More »

Betting the Earth: You Want a High Probability of Success

Posted January 19, 2015

Armed with a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from Purdue University, Dr. William Ailor began working at The Aerospace Corporation in 1974 and spent the next 15 years conducting performance analysis studies related to spacecraft reentry and reentry breakup.  More »

JPL Engineer Builds on His Native American Heritage

Posted November 24, 2014

Aaron Yazzie, payload and spacecraft mechanical engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shared his experiences working on the Curiosity rover and the InSight lander, the next mission scheduled to go to Mars, with attendees at a luncheon held in observance of National Native-American Heritage Month.  More »

St. Bernard STEM Summit a Success

Posted November 19, 2014

Six Aerospace mentors and 34 St. Bernard High School students partnered to help more than 70 middle school students put together engineering projects at St. Bernard’s campus in Playa Del Rey.  More »

Space Leaders Discuss How Innovation Drives Mission Success

Posted November 13, 2014

CHANTILLY, Va. (Nov. 13, 2014) – Innovation and managing risk across the supply chain led the discussion among top space leaders as they focused on achieving mission success in a resource-constrained environment during the seventh annual U.S. Space Mission Assurance Summit held at The Aerospace Corporation on Nov. 12–13. The theme “Managing Risk Across the […]  More »

V-STARS Shines at Models of Pride Youth Conference

Posted November 12, 2014

The revamped Virtual Spacelift Telemetry Acquisition and Reporting System (V-STARS) lab made its debut at the one-day “Models of Pride” youth conference as part of Aerospace’s commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and diversity.  More »

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