Advanced science.  Applied technology.

Space Science & Engineering

Space Science & Engineering


We perform both observational and spacecraft-based studies of the Moon, the planets, the Sun and objects beyond our solar system. We also design and build instruments devoted to the study of distant objects in space, as well as satellites for studying phenomena on Earth. SwRI-led missions like NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX), Juno, Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) and the New Horizons spacecraft’s flyby of Pluto have rewritten the textbooks the nature of our solar system.


Space Science Services

Serving as principal investigators for spacecraft instruments and space missions

Space Operations

Leading observational and theoretical studies of distant space objects and phenomena

Space Engineering & Project Management

Designing and constructing spaceflight instrumentation