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.

Green Propellant Could Increase Worker Safety, Save Money

John Desain (left), and Brian Brady, were the leads on work Aerospace has done with NOFBX. (Photo: Elisa Haber)

Aerospace recently had the opportunity to work with an emerging class of liquid rocket propellants that could save the space industry millions of dollars and keep its workers safer.  More »

Aerospace Plays Big Role in NEXT Big Thing

Mark Crofton measures movements made by the NASA Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT) during testing. (Photo: Heather Golden/The Aerospace Corporation)

Aerospace, in partnership with NASA, is on the cutting edge of the next big thing in ion engine propulsion.  More »

Incubating Bright Ideas

Randy Villahermosa knows that innovation and technology are part of the Aerospace DNA. (Photo: Eric Hamburg/The Aerospace Corporation)

The Aerospace Technical Investment Program supports cutting edge research and technology through several internal grant programs.  More »

Smashing Satellites for Science

Patti Sheaffer carefully gets the first target ready to be blown to smithereens. (Photo courtesy DebriSat Project)

Usually, scientists and engineers work very hard to keep spacecraft from colliding with debris. Not this time.  More »

AeroCube 6 Launches Aboard Russian Rocket

AeroCube 6 comprises two half-unit CubeSat satellites. (Illustration: Jason Perez/The Aerospace Corporation)

AeroCube 6, comprising two half-unit picosats, was launched aboard a Dnepr rocket.  More »

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