Discovering the uncharted

From the computer that guided Apollo 11 to the moon, to the spacesuits of the first U.S. astronauts – Raytheon Technologies has shaped the history of space technology. These achievements continue to define generations of space exploration.

Today, the technologies we build for space advance life here on Earth and beyond. Our satellites and systems for real-time space-based imaging inform and accelerate decisions and enable the next great scientific discovery in outer space. And our life support systems help take people there safely.

Solving the toughest challenges

Our end-to-end space solutions deliver mission breakthroughs. Here are a few examples ...

Making space

Trash bags floating around the International Space Station
According to NASA, astronauts aboard the ISS produce two tons of trash every couple of months. Their procedure for handling it is much the same as ours; jam it into bags and wait for someone to come haul it away.

This won’t do for a mission to Mars. Collins Aerospace is working to fix that problem by developing a compactor that can take a heap of trash the size of a beer keg and squash it into something the size of a pizza.

Digital engineering for space

Maxar’s WorldView Legion
Digital engineering takes every part of a system’s lifecycle and renders it in a virtual environment. It saves time and money by exposing problems and finding opportunities to optimize before production begins.

Digital engineering was at the center of WorldView Legion, a system of Earth-observing satellites that Raytheon Intelligence & Space is creating for Maxar Technologies. 

The next giant leap

On the moon, astronauts face hazards ranging from extreme temperature fluctuations to dust that is composed of tiny glasslike shards.

It will take new technologies to face those hazards. Futuristic spacesuits, life systems for space capsules, and advanced, earthbound training for astronauts are being developed by Raytheon Technologies. 

Our capabilities

Our space technologies are essential for global commerce, scientific discovery and national security.

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