Advanced science.  Applied technology.


Space Science

Go to Space Science & Engineering


As a recognized leader in space science research and spacecraft instrumentation, avionics, and electronics, we are helping to reveal the secrets of our solar system and the universe. SwRI was the principal investigator institution for the highly successful IMAGE mission and now leads the New Horizons mission to Pluto, the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX), and the Juno mission to Jupiter, as well as the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission (MMS) science investigation. SwRI-developed instruments have flown, are flying, or are under development for flight on a number of NASA and European Space Agency missions, while SwRI-developed avionics systems have flown without a single on-orbit failure on more than 50 government and commercial missions.