Planetary Science Directorate

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE, BOULDER OFFICE

Studying the Solar System through Research and Exploration

Southwest Research Institute's Planetary Science Directorate has over 80 employees and is located in the Exeter Building at 11th and Walnut in downtown Boulder, Colorado.

Areas of research and development:

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), based in San Antonio, Texas, is an independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical science research and development organization with over 3000 employees. The Space Science and Engineering Division's goals are excellence in space research and the expansion and deepening of SwRI's space research efforts.


Other SwRI News

Upcoming Hosted Events


Sep

12

Gravoturbulent Formation of Platetesimals

Hurbert Klahr -- Max Planck Institute

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Sep

18

N-body Simulations Around Giant Planets

Yu-Cian Hong -- Cornell Univ.

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CYGNSS

CYGNSS Wins AIAA SmallSat Mission of the Year

NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) won the “Mission of the Year” award at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2017 Small Satellite Conference. CYGNSS, a constellation of eight microsatellite spacecraft built and operated by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), was launched into low-inclination, low-Earth orbit over the tropics in December 2016.