Red Canyon Engineering & Software

What could be cooler than what we get to do?!

Red Canyon develops cutting-edge technology to help humankind explore space and other planets, as well as advanced renewable resources on Earth and the rejuvenation of low-income areas through the HUBZone program. We are proud to be involved with important missions ranging from exploring the poles of Jupiter, the next Mars lander, bringing back the first sample from an asteroid, and building the next human spacecraft to go to the Moon and Mars!

Our clients include government agencies such as NASA, NREL, NOAA, and DOD, in addition to customers such as Lockheed Martin Space, Raytheon, Sierra Space, a.i. solutions, Walt Disney Imagineering, SAIC, Ball Aerospace, SpaceX, Honeywell, KBRwyle, Maxar, Blue Origin, and Moog.

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Red Canyon Fam

The stars of our mission at the Castle and beyond!

We attract ambitious engineers who are at the top of their field. Our engineers are passionate about their professions and do not view work as just “jobs”. We work hard, enjoy life, and try to minimize politics in the workplace. In all we do, we inspire enthusiasm, encourage commitment, and enjoy the moment.

Exploring & Improving -- Past, Present, Future Missions

Proud to support programs like:

Stardust was the first spacecraft to return a cometary sample and extraterrestrial material from outside the orbit of the Moon to Earth.


NASA’s OSIRIS-REx is the first U.S. mission to successfully collect a sample from an asteroid. On Oct. 20, 2020, the spacecraft briefly touched down on Bennu, an asteroid more than 200 million miles (321 million kilometers) from Earth, and grabbed dust and rocks from a sample site called Nightingale.


With the Artemis program, NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. We will collaborate with our commercial and international partners and establish sustainable exploration by the end of the decade.

What's Up at Red Canyon​

Out of this world achievements and eventS!

The Event Horizon Telescope’s Newest Image

Do you remember the first photograph of a black hole taken a couple of years ago? The same Earth-sized telescope just released the most detailed image of jets shooting from the black hole at the center of Centaurus A, roughly 13 million lightyears away. These jets are emitted from a

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Where Does Earth End and Space Begin?

On July 11, the aerospace company Virgin Galactic made history by having the first tourist spaceflight. Or did they? Around 62 miles (100 kilometers) above the surface, the Kármán line is widely accepted as where Earth ends and space begins. Theodore von Kármán suggested this altitude is where the atmosphere

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The Search for Life in Our Cosmic Backyard

Enceladus, an ice moon of Saturn has gained some attention as a possible location of alien life in our own solar system! Under about 20 miles of ice, Enceladus contains an ocean which can make its way to the surface, producing a geyser of water and other materials, like methane.

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