11 Facts About Aerospace Corporation


Aerospace Corporation is an American nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center in El Segundo, California.

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The Ramo-Wooldridge Aerospace Corporation was identified as the civilian organization responsible for systems engineering for the ICBM program.

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On June 3,1960, Aerospace was established under the laws of the State of California as a nonprofit corporation.

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The Aerospace Corporation provided general systems engineering and technical direction for the Titan II missile, first tested in 1962, which became the launch vehicle for Project Gemini.

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Aerospace Corporation began tests on airborne UHF terminals for the Air Force Satellite Communications System, AFSATCOM.

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Aerospace Corporation has been involved in the analysis of concept designs for the Space Tracking and Surveillance System.

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Aerospace Corporation plays an integral role in the development of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency program that will replace the Milstar system.

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Aerospace Corporation remains a significant partner in the continuing evolution of the GPS system.

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Aerospace Corporation has been playing a leading role in the planning and acquisition of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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In 2005, Aerospace Corporation supported the Air Force Affordable Responsive Spacelift launch system demonstration program.

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Aerospace Corporation manages support to programs for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as other civil and some commercial space customers.

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