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Keeping Explorers Connected

The Exploration and Space Communications (ESC) projects division recognizes that every moment is an opportunity for action. We stand ready to provide cross-cutting technical expertise and creative problem-solving to deliver not only high rate/full coverage communications services, but bold, forward-thinking solutions to advance exploration and discovery.

Our network

The Near Space Network is a vital communications interface that synthesizes government and commercial services into comprehensive, mission-enabling support for missions. The network leverages the innovation of industry alongside NASA's time-tested expertise and proven track record of success.


ESC engineers play a critical role in enabling NASA to explore more of our universe than ever before, crafting cutting-edge solutions for the next generation of science and discovery.


ESC projects affect billions of lives around the globe, from creating technology for search and rescue to bringing down data used in weather forecasting and much more.

Expertise in…

Communicating is at the heart of every human endeavor, but it becomes especially important when communicating with humans and spacecraft far from Earth’s surface.

More than 15 terabytes of data flow through NASA’s networks each day.

We provide communications support to a wide variety of scientific, technology, and human spaceflight missions.

We advance emerging technologies such as optical communications, quantum communications, disruption tolerant networking, and more.

quote iconEnabling NASA’s scientific exploration and discovery. Without communications and navigation, there is no mission.

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Interested in learning more about how Exploration and Space Communications can help you? Click on the link below to get in touch, and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We look forward to supporting you!