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

OSIRIS-REx

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.

NASA ARTEMIS

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!

Space Hurricanes Do Exist!

On August 20, 2014, weather satellites captured a space plasma hurricane occurring above the North Pole. The swirling mass of plasma was around 600 miles across and spun counterclockwise at speeds up to 4,700 mph, raining electrons for nearly eight hours! This occurred at a location where the Sun’s magnetic

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Artemis I Getting Closer to a Launch Date!

Artemis I had a very successful fourth wet dress rehearsal on Monday afternoon. While achieving the majority of accomplishments, the countdown was terminated about twenty seconds before the planned launch abort. This was due to the flight software detecting a leak in the bleed flow; the path hydrogen takes to

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The Mysterious Dunes of Io

The formation of dunes on Jupiter’s moon Io have been an unknown ever since the Galileo probe took pictures of them in October 1999. Scientists were puzzled by how these dunes, which look very similar to Earth’s wind-blown dunes, are able to form in the low-density atmosphere on Io. In

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