The Rogue Technology Aeronautics and Space Administration, or RTASA, is a secretive group within the Polity focusing on the research and development of new technologies.
RTASA emphasizes on aeronautics and aerospace research, but has been shown to develop certain technologies that are military applicable. They participated in the creation of the gen:LOCK program alongside the Experimental Science Unit. Marc Holcroft is the RTASA's principle investor, and Fatima Jha is its the lead scientist.
- Elements of the RTASA were inspired by NASA.
- Apart from being a NASA 'expy', the agency also appears to fill much the same role for the Polity as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency does for the present day United States of America, if on somewhat of a smaller scale.