Please visit the official Space Science Division web page for more information.
The Space Science Division conducts basic and applied research programs in the areas of atmospheric physics, solar physics, solar-terrestrial relations and high-energy astrophysics to satisfy national and Navy goals. The Division's legacy extends to E. O. Hulburt's pioneering ionospheric research in the 1920s, utilization of V2 rockets for the nation's earliest space experiments and an early and successful competitor for NASA space missions. Current major NASA sponsored missions include development of the imaging instruments for STEREO, the development of the UV spectrograph for Japan's SOLAR-B mission and participation in the GLAST mission. The broadly based program includes experimental and theoretical components and includes laboratory X-ray and gamma ray diagnostics. The Division has employment opportunities for permanent and postdoctoral-level staff members.
Space Science Division Superintendent: Dr. Jill P. Dahlburg