Advanced science.  Applied technology.


Space Engineering

Space Engineering & Project Management


We have decades of experience in designing and fabricating instruments and critical structures for manned and unmanned spacecraft. From designing a fire extinguisher for the Apollo spacecraft to conducting spin and slosh studies on space rockets and satellites, our scientists and engineers have been deeply involved in building systems for space exploration.  SwRI is a leading developer of processors, command and data handling systems, and related electronics for space flight avionics and instrumentation. We have full capabilities in system and subsystem design, fabrication, and testing. SwRI processors have flown on more than 30 space missions without an on-orbit failure. SwRI is also involved in the development of lighter-than-air autonomous vehicles for military and scientific applications, as well as industrial process instrumentation.