Space Environment Technologies (SET) is a global leader providing space weather mitigation instrumentation and cloud-based data applications to the U.S. government, academia, and the international commercial aerospace industry.
Space Environment Technologies (SET) is headquartered in Pacific Palisades, California with team members in Arizona, California, Colorado, Maine, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.
SET was organized in 2001 as a sole proprietorship and then converted to a Limited Liability Corporation in 2005 under the laws of the State of California. In 2021 SET became a S-corp.
When first organized in 2001, SET operated as a single organizational unit and a founding company in the arena of commercial space weather. It signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with NOAA Space Environment Laboratory for producing operational solar irradiances. In addition, from its inception, SET has participated as an active member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for Space Systems under the International Standards Organization (ISO) Technical Committee 20 (TC20) Subcommittee 14 (SC14).
In 2004, SET extended its ties to academia as SET’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Tobiska, began, and continues, teaching the Space Environment and Spacecraft Interactions first year graduate course in the University of Southern California’s Department of Astronautical Engineering.
In 2005 SET formed its Space Weather Division (SWD) along with a Research Associates (RA) division for independent researchers affiliated with SET.
In 2005, SET formed a strategic partnership with Exploration Physics, Inc. (EXPI) to produce joint commercial space weather products.
In 2006 a research group from the University of Southern California led by Prof. D. Shemansky joined SET to form its Planetary and Space Sciences Division (PSSD).
In 2006, SET acquired Space Infrastructure, Inc. and merged it into SET’s Infrastructure and Standards Division (ISD). SET continues to be an Executive Board member of the derivative Space Infrastructure Foundation (SIF).
In 2009, SET formed a strategic partnership with Utah State University, where Dr. Tobiska additionally took a position as the USU Space Weather Center Director in order to collaborate with Prof. R. Schunk for the commercialization of the USU GAIM ionosphere model.
In 2010, as an active commercial space weather industry member, SET joined with other companies to form the the American Commercial Space Weather Association (ACSWA). SET is an Executive Committee member in that organization.
In 2019, SET joined the University of Colorado Boulder’s Space Weather Technology, Research and Education Center (SWx-TREC) international center of excellence as an industry partner.
In 2020, SET and West Virginia University signed a SET HASDM Database Use Agreement to further scientific research in upper atmosphere physics. In addition, SET lends its experience in space systems and space environment standards to the community by participating on the AIAA Standards Steering Committee.