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.
Aerospace’s Jerry Fuller employs rapid prototyping, a form of 3-D printing, to develop efficient fuel grains for hybrid rockets. More »
Aerospace scientists have developed a new method for treating the surface of composite materials, allowing for more effective adhesive bonding. More »
A trio of Aerospace scientists has developed highly successful methods for growing graphene, characterizing it, and applying it toward reducing the weight of space batteries. More »
Aerospace-developed instruments will play a central role in the two-year NASA mission to study the Van Allen radiation belts around Earth. Called the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission, the space segment consists of two identical spacecraft, launched by an Atlas 401 rocket from Cape Canaveral on Aug. 30. Each spacecraft carries the same complement [...] More »
Aerospace senior scientist Brian Brady has received a U.S. patent on a device that allows rocket engines to provide smaller pulses of thrust and to use more kinds of fuels. The patent, No. 7,958,719 B2, is titled “Noncircular Transient Fluid Fuel Injector Control Channels.” According to Brady, rocket engines are designed to operate within a [...] More »