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!

Stronger Together: A Program for Space Medicine

The University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus (CU) and the aerospace training facility STAR HARBOR have announced they will be combining their talents! Founded in 2021, STAR HARBOR plans to build a 53-acre facility in Lone Tree, CO where they will offer access to parabolic flight, a high-gravity human centrifuge,

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Life on the Martian Riverbed

Preliminary findings from Perseverance continue to intrigue. Since July, the Mars rover has collected four samples from an ancient river delta inside the Jezero Crater. Using the SHERLOC instrument, scientists discovered that these samples contain the highest levels of organic material the team has found so far.  NASA and the

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Making Air Breathable on Mars with Plasma and Electrons!

Two teams, one from Belgium and one from Portugal, are researching how to make a Martian atmosphere breathable. Similar to MOXIE on NASA’s Perseverance rover, the teams have split carbon dioxide into its component ions, or plasma, using a beam of electrons! Engineers estimate their device can create approximately 14

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