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Can we use our unique expertise to serve our nation and its people?

JPL’s quest for excellence drives a wide array of technological advances, yielding practical applications that touch society far beyond the space program.

We have a long tradition of providing specialized help in the civil, commercial, and security sectors, working closely with partners outside NASA to tackle issues of national priority. In the near term, our efforts will be concentrated on the areas in which we have traditionally excelled — robotics, large infrared focal plane arrays, and cyber science and research. In the future, areas of special interest could include clean energy, smart grid research and engineering, advanced commercial GPS, lightweight adaptive optics, and the use of ground-penetrating radar for a variety of Earth-observing satellites.