SMD Technology Programs

SMD develops cutting-edge technologies to enable groundbreaking science via technology development programs sponsored by its science divisions.

Astrophysics
Heliophysics
  • Heliophysics Technology and Instrument Development for Science (H-TIDeS)
  • Heliophysics Low Cost Access to Space (H-LCAS)
  • Heliophysics Flight Opportunities for Research and Technology (H-FORT)
Crosscutting Programs
  • Applied Information Systems Research: Autonomous Robotics Research for Ocean Worlds (AISR-ARROW) (managed by PSD’s PESTO)
  • Sounding Rocket Program (managed by HPD)
  • NASA Scientific Ballooning Program (managed by APD)
  • Lunar Surface Instrument and Technology Payload (LSITP) (managed by the Exploration Science Strategy and Integration Office [ESSIO])
  • Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM) (managed by ESSIO)