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Image: A work site was opened in Boulder, Colorado, in the scientifically fertile region at the base of the Rocky Mountains.

 

A planetary astronomy research group, part of Southwest Research Institute, works in this building in Boulder, Colorado, located in the scientifically fertile region at the base of the Rocky Mountains.

A planetary astronomy research group, formed in 1994 by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), is located in Boulder, Colorado, in the scientifically fertile region at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The office, which started with two scientists and a part-time administrative assistant, has grown to more than 65 employees who continue to:

  • Study nearly every aspect of the solar system and related astronomical topics

  • Lead and participate in space missions

  • Develop instrumentation

  • Conduct laboratory studies

The Planetary Science Directorate has established itself as a world-recognized center of planetary research. It hosts a steady stream of international visiting scientists and engineers and organizes workshops and meetings with focused scientific and space exploration topics. Its diverse areas of research include:

For more information about our planetary science capabilities, or how you can contract with SwRI, please contact Robin Canup, Ph.D., at rcanup@swri.org or (303) 546-9670.

 

planetaryscience.swri.org

 

Contact Information

Robin Canup, Ph.D.

Space Science & Engineering

(303) 546-9670

rcanup@swri.org

planetaryscience.swri.org

Related Terminology

planetary science

planetary origins

astronomy research

outer solar system

space mission

Mars

solar physics

space operations

small body dynamics

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Planetary Science Directorate

Space Science & Engineering Division

Space Systems Department

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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 10 technical divisions.

August 06, 2014