The activities of the Naval Center for Space Technology (NCST) extends from basic and applied research through advanced development in all areas of U.S. Navy space program interest. These activities include developing spacecraft, systems using these spacecraft, and ground command and control stations.
The Center is a focal point and integrator for NRL divisions whose technologies are used in space systems. The Center also provides systems engineering and technical direction assistance to system acquisition managers of major space systems. In this role, technology transfer is a major goal that motivates a continuous search for new technologies and capabilities and the development of prototypes that demonstrate the integration of such technologies.