Small Satellites Growing Into Big Business

Of all the burgeoning trends in the aerospace community, the design and manufacturing of small satellites continues to maintain a relentless momentum, pushing the once-novel technology ever further into the mainstream.  More »

Think Big, Fly Small

The increasing popularity and functionality of small satellites has helped them move beyond technology demonstration and into the realm of commercial and governmental applications.  More »

Three Corporate Officers, All Ph.D.s, Start New Jobs

In a rare occurrence in the annals of The Aerospace Corporation, three corporate officers, all holding doctorate degrees, take their new posts on the same day.  More »

Team Pulls All-Nighters in Hawaii to Calibrate Satellites

From a cramped portable trailer near the beach in Hawaii, a team of Aerospace engineers spent three weeks collecting data using sophisticated laser sensors.  More »

Delta IV Lofts Sixth GPS IIF

A Delta IV rocket successfully launched the sixth GPS IIF satellite to orbit on Friday evening, May 16.  More »

What GPS Might Have Been—and What It Could Become

What GPS Might Have Been—and What It Could Become Civilian and military GPS applications have become so ubiquitous, they are often considered routine appliances of daily life. These applications might not have been possible if early decisions about GPS had been made differently. John Langer, John Clark, and Thomas Powell   It is hard to […]  More »

Atlas V Delivers National Security Payload

An Atlas V rocket successfully launched a national security payload into orbit late Thursday night, Dec. 5, from Vandenberg Air Force Base.  More »


Headlines   Obama Outlines New Vision for NASA President Obama outlined a new strategic vision for NASA in a speech delivered at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 15, 2010. The president announced plans to increase NASA’s budget by $6 billion over the next five years to fund initiatives that include “robotic exploration of […]  More »

Searching for Life on Other Planets

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a space telescope that has been designed with the specific mission of locating and observing the most promising Earthlike planets in our celestial sky.  More »

Aerospace Plays Key Role in Transfer of Landsat-8 Satellite from NASA to USGS

Earlier this year, NASA transferred operational control of the Landsat-8 satellite to the U.S. Geological Survey, which marked the beginning of the satellite’s mission to extend a four-decade record of monitoring Earth’s landscape from space.  More »

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