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  • AFRL’s Starfire Optical Range observes asteroid satellite

    Air Force Research Laboratory researcher, Dr. Jack Drummond and his team recently discovered a small satellite named Olympias around the asteroid Roxane – a sighting they did not anticipate. Their results were published this month [January 2021] in “Icarus, the Journal of Solar System Studies.”

  • AFRL engineer award winner proclaims a first for the U.S. Space Force

    Air Force Research Laboratory senior engineer Dr. Odell Reynolds received the 2019 Harold Brown award from Dr. Richard Joseph, the Chief Scientist of the Air Force, in a ceremony held on Dec. 16, 2020 at AFRL’s Starfire Optical Range (SOR) located on Kirtland Air Force Base.

  • AFRL spacecraft collects never before seen data

    The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) spacecraft has been operating since its launch in June 2019, conducting unique studies into the interactions of radio waves, space plasma and the radiation belts in near-Earth space. AFRL is studying how very low

  • AFRL receives first component of solar-beaming project

    The Air Force Research Laboratory has received the first flight hardware component of the Arachne spacecraft from Northrop Grumman. Arachne is the flagship experiment within the Space Solar Power Incremental Demonstrations and Research, or SSPIDR, project.

  • AFRL presents annual Innovation Awards

    The Air Force Research Laboratory recently hosted the lab’s third annual Innovation Awards. The event was created to recognize and inspire the efforts of inventors and collaborators.

  • AFRL researchers recognized as early career leaders

    Air Force Research Laboratory commander, Brig. Gen. Heather L. Pringle, recently announced the 2020 AFRL Fellows and the newest class of AFRL Science and Engineering Early Career Award (S&E ECA) recipients. She welcomed 11 researchers as AFRL Fellows and nine scientists and engineers for Early

  • 2020 AFRL Fellow motivates future innovators

    Air Force Research Laboratory commander Brig. Gen. Heather Pringle recently announced the selection of the 2020 AFRL Fellows and AFRL Science and Engineering Early Career Award winners. From among the 20 honored researchers, the AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate here is pleased to recognize Dr. Khanh