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SwRI To Plan Pluto Orbiter Mission

Natural color image of Pluto taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft in 2015. Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Alex Parker

November 4, 2019 – NASA has funded Southwest Research Institute to study the important attributes, feasibility and cost of a possible future Pluto orbiter mission. This study will develop the spacecraft and payload design requirements and make preliminary cost and risk assessments for new technologies. Read More


Dr. Dave Kaufman Named Chief Operating Officer, Ball Aerospace

November 4, 2019 – Dr. Dave Kaufman has been named chief operating officer of Ball Aerospace, effective January 1, 2020. Kaufman joined Ball Aerospace in 2000 as Senior Program and Capture Manager, National Security Space. Since 2013, he has served as vice president and general manager of the National Defense Strategic Business Unit, where he has made a significant impact. Read More


Southwest Research Institute, Commercial Spaceflight Federation Announce Suborbital Space Researchers, Educators Conference

The Next-generation Suborbital Researchers Conference will be held March 2-4, 2020, in Broomfield, Colorado. Image Credit: SwRI/CSF

November 4, 2019 – As a new generation of space vehicles prepares the groundwork for space research and education, the 2020 Next-generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC) will bring together hundreds of suborbital researchers, educators, flight providers, spaceports and government officials in Broomfield, Colorado, March 2-4, 2020. Read More


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