Why Now?

Space technology encompasses the design, construction, and operation of spacecraft, satellites, and other technologies used in space exploration and scientific research. Leadership in this tech sector is vital for several reasons:

  • Driving scientific progress and discovery, enabling humanity to explore and better understand our place in the universe.
  • Advancing technology development in areas such as robotics, artificial intelligence, and materials science, with potential applications in a wide range
    of industries.
  • Facilitating the expansion of space exploration and commercialization, including the potential for space tourism, space mining, and satellite-based services.
  • Supporting national security, with space-based technologies providing critical capabilities such as early warning systems, communication networks, and surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

Inside Purdue Engineering: Purdue Space Day

Inside Purdue Engineering is a series that features traditions of schools, programs and organizations within the College of Engineering.