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The Center for Space Exploration and Technology Research (cSETR) is a NASA funded center of excellence in aerospace and exploration. cSETR supports NASA's Artemis program and Moon to Mars vision by focusing on strategic capabilities in propulsion and robotic lander, lunar surface exploration, and small spacecraft technologies. cSETR Aeronautics and Defense Division supports the research and development of unmanned aerial systems, missile systems, and hypersonic technologies. cSETR Energy Engineering Division provides capabilities in sub-pilot scale to commercial scale fossil and nuclear energy technology development; prototype to commercial product demonstration as well as test and evaluation.




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NASA MIRO cSETR conducts research using computational modeling of heat flow, fluid flow and structural analysis to create test hardware and experimental facilities in Space Propulsion, Small Satellite Design and Combustion in the Energy Sector.

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NASA MIRO cSETR has established itself in progressive, world renown research in propulsion and energy. This comes from a continuous commitment to innovate and modern experimental and analytical capabilities. Five laboratories provide state of the art equipment.

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NASA MIRO cSETR has a suite of instrumentation including a wide variety of progressive imaging techniques. This includes a wide variety of progressive imaging techniques including high speed imaging, PLIF, PIV, shadow graph, etc.



UTEP and NASA Open Space Technology Research Center

Funded by multiple agencies, cSETR is a program for research and education in propulsion and energy engineering. It was established through a cooperative agreement through NASA's University Research Centers program, a project designed to achieve a broad-based, competitive aerospace capability among the nation's minority institution.

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