Welcome to the Jacobs Space Exploration Group
For more than 70 years, Jacobs engineers, technicians and scientists have provided integrated solutions to help solve the complex challenges of human spaceflight.
As NASA’s largest professional and technical services provider, Jacobs contributes proven experience to many of NASA’s spaceflight programs with employees located throughout eight major NASA centers across the United States.
NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), located on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL, provides engineering expertise to support the U.S. space exploration program. MSFC develops spaceflight hardware for both human spaceflight and robotic missions and designs instruments such as the Chandra X-ray Observatory critical to scientific discovery and understanding of both the universe and of our own planet. Components of the International Space Station were developed at Marshall, and the Center provides ongoing support ISS operations. MSFC will play a pivotal role in the development of the next generation Space Launch System that will carry both astronauts and payloads into orbit.
NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), an advanced heavy-lift launch vehicle for a new era of human exploration beyond Earth orbit, is the most powerful and complex rocket ever built.
The Jacobs team is providing critical technical leadership and support to the program through current system level services, including vehicle systems engineering and integration; flight software development; avionics systems integration; lab construction and operation; vehicle structural load development; structural, propulsion and acoustic testing; and design, development and analysis.