Housed within Research, Innovation and Impact, Space4 is a group of researchers with trusted and demonstrated expertise in science and engineering.
Together, we are committed to ensuring responsible, peaceful, and sustainable access to and exploration of all orbital regimes in the Earth-Moon system for future generations.
Space4 and Faculty
We offer three types of seed grants to faculty across all units to support research-related travel, development of white papers, and proposal development.
Space4 and Students
We offer experiential learning opportunities to develop and expand the future workforce in commercial, academic, and governmental space careers.
Hear from two of our founders about the challenges and opportunities in the orbital space between Earth and the moon that drove the conception of Space4, and the mission that keeps us going.
UArizona: Space is Wildcat Country
in NASA funding
in Physical Sciences funding
in research expenditures among public universities
overall in FY21 expenditures
to lead a NASA mission to an asteroid and back
unique telescopes operated worldwide
Largest optics program in the US
James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences
>14K near-Earth objects (about half of the known NEO population)
>100K non-hazardous Main Belt asteroids and hundreds of comets
in research activity