Innovation Highlights

The Aerospace Corporation is involved in working on some of the most cutting-edge innovations in the national security space community. Click on the links on this page to read articles about the results of some of the corporation’s recent research work.

Ideas Flow at First Aerospace Innovation Challenge

Chris Dunbar, second from right, discusses approaches to the UAS challenge with members of team A. (Photo: Walter Sturrock)

Addressing some of the nation’s toughest technical challenges is at the core of what Aerospace does. So it was no surprise that when some of its technical staff agreed to participate in the corporation’s first Innovation Challenge, a host of cutting-edge solutions to that challenge emerged.  More »

Countdown to Launch: Prime Time for GPS

The GPS IIF satellites bring the newest capabilities to the GPS constellation. (Photo: U.S. Air Force)

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 »

Countdown to Launch: The Launch Verification Matrix


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

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

Atlas V With Four Solid Motors Lights Up California Coast

An Atlas V with four solid rocket motors lifts off at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Friday, Dec. 12. (Photo: United Launch Alliance, LLC)

An Atlas V rocket launched successfully from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Friday evening.  More »

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