Space exploration

The Milo Space Science Institute makes space science and exploration accessible to countries around the world that want to increase their knowledge, infrastructure, and human capital and participate more deeply in the growing global space economy.

Workforce Development

Milo works with partners to identify a space mission supporting their priorities. We work with service providers like Lockheed Martin to define the mission infrastructure as a service. We deploy structured programs that build capacity to participate in the mission.

Expanding ASU’s global reach and impact

For seven consecutive years, Arizona State University has ranked as the most innovative university in the US. It is ranked in the top 2% in the U.S. for NASA-funded research expenditures. The Milo Institute has an international focus and is helping take ASU’s innovative approach to partners around the world.

120+ space industry partners

40+ instrument facilities and laboratories

25+ active space missions

300+ space investigators university wide

Supporting international relationships

The Milo Ambassador helps identify space science participants and priorities within their region. They help foster relationships between academia, industry, and government and leverage Milo programming to advance space science and exploration opportunities within their home country.

How we think

In support of ASU’s mission, the Milo Space Science Institute organizes and conducts innovative space science and exploration missions. We work with partners like Lockheed Martin to provide space infrastructure as a service. The Institute provides programs to build capacity in our partner’s countries to support the missions, providing an end-to-end pipeline making space accessible to all.

Making space science and exploration accessible

Milo’s programs leverage the space heritage at ASU, which has been at the forefront of space innovation since the dawn of the space age.