20th Anniversary






Legal Notice



ARSI's associates share common values in the use of technology to improve society, preserve the environment, and increase the security and safety of our community." Dr. P. A. Menges, CEO & Founder

The “ARSI Business Model” is alien. Not extraterrestrial, but still alien to any business major. When ARSI was founded in September of 1993 many of us were still at college and the idea that we could build space systems in a considered, effective and competent way by earning money to fund our work was a little strange to many even then. But twenty years later we have done just that through consulting and building and spinning-off technologies and companies. We have built many of the infrastructures and technology base for commercial space exploration. (From ARSI's Anniversary Page)

World Class R&D as a Foundation to Revolutionary Technology

Technology is only relevant when it is applied to real world problems. ARSI's
R&D has been spun-off in four successful corporations and three collaborative projects. ARSI’s talent for developing revolutionary technologies has garnered patents, awards and funding across disciplines and applications. Our continuing dedication to scientific excellence and high-level R&D will further our mission developing sustainable technology for Earth and space.

New Approach to Space

Aerospace Research Systems, Inc. (ARSI) has dedicated over two decades to creating technological infrastructures necessary for the development of sustainable commercial space. Our primary goal has been to engineer and build autonomous intelligent systems as the foundation to accessing and operating in space. Our on-going commitment to developing infrastructures for sustainable space operations and continued investment in R&D ensures engineering of robust space systems to further human space exploration. It is this corporate culture that provides ARSI with unique knowledge and skill sets not found in most small companies.

Right: The Ramstar Orbital Spaceplane modelwas derived from a hypersonic UAV designed to operate from nealy any airport and aircraft carriers nearly twenty years ago.


Research Areas

- Energy & non-electrolytic power storage systems
- Materials: nanoscience, coatings, processing
- Neural technology: biomimetic functional structures & optronics, adaptive & self-organizing systems
- Propulsion & power: hypersonics, hybrid boosters, ion thrusters, modular APU, power storage
- Space technology & simulation: adaptive & modular orbital platforms, space physics, virtual systems
- Vehicle engineering: micro space & aerial vehicles, spaceplanes systems.
- Virtual reality & synthetic systems

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