Our Mission

Space Environment Technologies (SET) is a global leader providing space weather instrumentation and cloud-based data applications. Our customers are the U.S. government, academia, and the international commercial aerospace industry. SET has built an ecosystem of complementary products and services, including support from our partners, that combines leading-edge space physics models, innovative instruments, and unique operational data feeds found nowhere else in the world. Together, these capabilities reduce adverse effects of space weather upon our planet, upon humans, and upon our technology. Our Vision of building new capabilities for living, working, and thriving in space guides our development of fundamental scientific knowledge, space weather hazard mitigation tools, satellite protection processes, radiation decision aids, navigation accuracy methods, and communication solutions. Some of our mission-ready products and services are –

  • Protecting LEO satellites from collisions requires deep knowledge of the thermosphere’s densities – SET provides accurate current epoch and forecast solar and geomagnetic driver indices as well as models and historical databases here.
  • Managing hazards from the radiation environment between the Earth’s surface and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) for human travel requires continually updating information – SET provides global historical, real-time and forecast dose data based on physics models using data assimilation here.
  • Charged particles can damage avionics starting from suborbital to beyond LEO orbital environments – SET provides global, real-time and forecast dose and single event upset (SEU) rates for sensitive avionics here.
  • The dynamic ionosphere causes radio communication, navigation, and radar disruptions – SET provides the global real-time and forecast Utah State University (USU) GAIM ionosphere total electron content (TEC) and electron density profiles here.
  • The charging environment in geosynchronous orbit (GEO) can change rapidly and dramatically – SET provides current epoch and forecast management solutions for surface and deep dielectric charging in GEO operations here.

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Space Weather Mitigation

Mitigating and protecting people and technology from space weather starts with understanding the Sun. Full disk solar spectral irradiances are provided through this portal. Managing hazards depends on deep scientific knowledge and, in support of this, SET’s researchers provide a breadth of expertise in understanding the physics in Outer Planet and Inner Solar System domains.Click the arrow to learn more...

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Satellite Protection

Satellite protection requires situational awareness about: 1) the Magnetosphere's geomagnetic storms and the state of the radiation belts; 2) the Atmosphere thermosphere densities relevant to space traffic management and the historical, high-accuracy SET HASDM Database atmosphere density baseline; and 3) Satellite charging probabilities.

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Radiation Decision Aids

The ARMAS, NAIRAS, and RADIAN systems provide historical, current, and forecast information based on state-of-the-art measurements and models about the radiation exposure risk for humans.

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Navigation Accuracy

The SpoT-On program has developed a capability for reducing single-frequency GNSS position errors down dual-frequency levels. Improved location accuracy is useful across all industries and our team continues to improve position, navigation, and timing for end-users.

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Communication Solutions

The Utah State University Space Weather Center provides historical, current, and forecast ionosphere densities through its GAIM model. SET partners closely with USU SWC and uses GAIM for applications that benefit defense, navigation, and communication industries.

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