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Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

POC: Frank Six

Propulsion Systems

  • Launch Propulsion Systems
  • In-Space Propulsion (Cryogenics, Green Propellants, High Pulse Power, Electric, Nuclear - Thermal, Solar Thermal, Solar Sails, Tethers
  • Propulsion Test beds and Demonstrators
  • Cryogenic Fluid Management
  • Rapid Affordable Manufacturing of Propulsion Components
  • Composite Structures
  • Materials Research

Space Systems

  • Fission Surface Power
  • In-Space Habitation with Emphasis on Life Support Systems and Nodes/Elements
  • Mechanical Design & Fabrication
  • Small Affordable ISS Payloads
  • In-Space Asset Management (Automated Rendezvous & Capture, De-Orbit, Orbital Debris Mitigation)
  • Thermal Protection

Space Transportation

  • Advanced Manufacturing with Emphasis on In-Space Fabrication & Repair
  • Space Environmental Effects and Space Weather
  • Lander Systems and Technologies
  • Small Spacecraft and Enabling Technologies (Nanolaunch Systems)
  • 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing
  • Meteoroid Environment
  • Friction Stir Welding

Science

  • Replicated Optics
  • High Energy Astrophysics (X-ray, gamma ray, cosmic ray)
  • Heliophysics
  • Interstellar & Planetary Dust
  • Radiation Mitigation
  • Next Generation Observatories
  • Earth / Atmospheric Science
  • Severe Storms Research
  • Climate Dynamics
  • Lightning Research
  • Remote Sensing
  • Planetary Geophysics/Atmospheres