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Space Launch and Exploration

Achieve Mission-Critical Performance at Scale and Pace

The space industry is undergoing rapid transformation as the private sector and government agencies race to enable new technology capabilities for humankind. Space companies must produce unprecedented satellite volumes and significantly improve access to space with new launch vehicles. Designing, manufacturing, and testing these new space vehicles at scale and on accelerated program timelines is a growing challenge for the industry. Optimizing test operations across the satellite and launch vehicle product lifecycle is necessary to ensure program success.​

launch vehicle on dock

​Space Solutions Webinar Series

circuit board and chiprocket launching from the dock

Satellites and launch vehicles present new challenges for test. NI has solutions that can handle these challenges and other space applications. ​

spacecraft hovering in space over Earth

NI Commitment

Accelerating Space Program Lifecycles

NI is committed to equipping engineering teams with tools and solutions that accelerate each step of launch vehicle and satellite design, validation, production, and launch. NI is with you in the countdown to achieving pace and performance without compromise.​

The Stennis Space Center created the NASA Data Acquisition System (NDAS) software suite. NDAS combines real-time data visualization, data recording in a variety of formats, short-term and long-term acquisition system calibration capabilities, test stand configuration control, and a variety of data post-processing capabilities.

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NASA John C. Stennis Space Center

Optimizing Rocket Development

a Rocket Factory Ausburg rocket thrusters during take off

Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA) aims to democratize access to space and reduce launch costs. RFA engineers can test many of the rocket subsystems including avionics, structures, and engines with a small efficient team using NI test tools. Photo Credit: Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA)

Students Reach for the Stars

A student-led group at the University of Texas hopes to be the first collegiate team to launch a liquid-propelled rocket into space. The students use NI data acquisition systems to test against a digital twin of their rocket which improves their ability to identify flaws in their design.