Space &
Planetary Sciences


Image: Moon. Image Credit: NASA/JPL–Caltech.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL–Caltech 
Image of the Moon


Image: To address the challenges of aerospace applications, SwRI staff develop techniques to characterize material properties of advanced composites.

To address the challenges of aerospace applications, SwRI staff develop techniques to characterize material properties of advanced composites.

The growing space and planetary sciences program in the Geosciences and Engineering Division of Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) offers expertise in the following areas:

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planetary geology  •  high-temperature oxidation  •  corrosion mitigation  •  exploration vehicles  •  protective coatings  •  infrastructure engineering  •  planetary exploration  •  geotechnical engineering  •  micromechanical analyses  •  structural reliability  •  structural life prediction

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04/15/14