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Planetary Science Division / Science Mission Directorate

An overview of the NASA PESTO Office

NASA’s Planetary Exploration Science Technology Office (PESTO) was created by the Planetary Science Division to recommend non-mission specific, non-nuclear investments in planetary technology; to manage those investments; to coordinate planetary-relevant technology investments across the agency; and to maximize technology infusion into specific missions.

Current Projects

Manage PSD technology development (non-mission specific, non-nuclear)

Future Technologies

Recommend technology investment strategy for future planetary science missions


Coordinate planetary science-relevant technologies


Promote technology infusion

Provide feedback