Destination: Space Symposium

Raytheon shows its wide-ranging expertise at the galaxy's premier space conference

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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly works outside the International Space Station on ammonia cooling system, Nov. 6, 2015.

Space? We've got it covered.

Raytheon is displaying its wide-ranging space expertise at the 32nd annual Space Symposium, April 11-14 in Colorado Springs. Billed as “the premier global, commercial, civil, military and emergent space conference," the event is a showcase for advanced technology and extraterrestrial services.

That includes Raytheon, with its unique, end-to-end expertise. The Raytheon booth (#233) features a seven-foot-high wall with an interactive visualization of Raytheon’s space value chain, including astronaut training support, space launch range management, satellite instruments, science data analysis, monitoring of space threats and dissemination of information to the military and intelligence communities.

Because Raytheon’s capabilities span the space domain, the company can lower overall mission costs, optimize effectiveness and better protect information, systems and people. Greater mission understanding leads to benefits such as early missile warning, advanced weather forecasting, accurate natural resource monitoring and secure GPS.

Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, addresses the crowd at the Corporate Partnership Dinner during the 32nd annual Space Symposium. Wajsgras introduced Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James.

Here is a sampling of stories that demonstrate Raytheon’s end-to-end space expertise:

Cosmic Colors coloring book

Think outside the box but stay within the lines.

The story of humans in space is a story of technology. Raytheon Company has been at the center of the human outreach into space since it was founded in 1922. This book explores that colorful story. Download your free copy of Cosmic Colors here (.pdf).

Flying a telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope structure is poised for mirror assembly.

Raytheon delivers ground controls for the James Webb Space Telescope
After it launches in 2018, the James Webb Space Telescope will unlock insight into the universe’s biggest secrets.

Houston, we have a printer

Raytheon uses a 3-D printer to speed up training of NASA astronauts.

Raytheon uses 3-D printers to help train astronauts to respond to challenges in orbit
The 3-D printers at NASA's Space Vehicle Mockup Facility churn out fast, cheap and highly accurate models of actual spacecraft parts.


How to Follow a Raindrop

A “Blue Marble” image of the Earth taken from Raytheon’s VIIRS instrument aboard the NOAA/NASA Earth-observing satellite – Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP). This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth's surface taken Jan. 4, 2012. Courtesy of NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring

Raytheon technology tracks the weather from space to the sidewalk
Every time a storm surges, a steady stream of information known as "environmental intelligence" flows to government, the military, businesses and citizens throughout the U.S.


Guiding Profits

Guiding Profits

Eight Ways the Global Positioning System Drives Billions in Economic Activity
What do online dating and the construction industry have in common? Both see significant economic benefits from using GPS.


Open Swim

NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at Johnson Space Center in Houston

Raytheon, NASA open a space simulation facility to commercial customers
As the headquarters for all aspects of human spaceflight -- including spacecraft design and astronaut training -- NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston is home to such technological wonders as a Space Shuttle and the Apollo-era Mission Control room. Yet even among these marvels, the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory is an amazing sight.


The Data Farmers' Almanac

Southern Africa captured by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument. [NASA image.]

Raytheon-developed system helps climate scientists turn big data into usable insights
A NASA big data system, developed and maintained by Raytheon, is helping scientists forecast the potential impact climate change may have on human health, safety and security issues worldwide.


Tiny Satellite Work Ramps Up

With more than 60 years of missile manufacturing expertise, Raytheon’s Tucson team has adapted its assembly lines to build small satellites like the one shown in orbit over the earth in this illustration.

Diminutive devices apply decades of space know-how
At a specialized factory in the Arizona desert, technicians are building satellites small enough to be carried by hand.


Prediction Is the Best Protection

As an STS-116 mission specialist, Robert Curbeam works with a solar array wing on the International Space Station during the mission's fourth extravehicular activity (EVA). Photo credit: NASA

Raytheon's spacefaring exec puts the “advance” in Advanced Weather Forecasting
From low-Earth orbit, Robert Curbeam looked down on the Pacific Ocean during his first space voyage in August, 1997. What he saw was both beautiful and chilling.

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Published On: 04/11/2016
Last Updated: 02/27/2018