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  • Air Force Research Laboratory’s Navigation Technology Satellite - 3 Spacecraft Passes Critical Design Review

    The Navigation Technology Satellite – 3 (NTS-3) spacecraft passed Critical Design Review (CDR) on June 25, a major milestone, allowing L3Harris, the prime contractor for the spacecraft, to proceed into fabrication, demonstration, and test.
  • AFRL Summer scholars go virtual

    The Air Force Research Laboratory summer internship program for students left the terrestrial realm for the extra-terrestrial this year. The program serves students ranging from high school to a doctoral pursuit.
  • 60 years of laser technology and a legacy of development

    In May 2020, the world celebrated the 60th anniversary of the first laser demonstration and the beginning of the immense field of laser technology. To mark that occasion, I sat down with Lt. Col. Jim Mayo (USAF Ret.) for a look back at his life’s work in the field of laser optics, and the progress made at the Air Force Avionics Laboratory and the Air Force Weapons Laboratory, both now a part of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
  • AFRL collaborates in break-through solar power development

    The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in maturing a technology for fabricating high-efficiency solar cells in a high-throughput, low-cost manner via a technology called dynamic hydride vapor phase epitaxy, or D-HVPE.
  • AFRL rolls-out new rapid contract award tool for space technology research

    The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate here is using a rapid acquisition capability called Space Technology Advanced Research (STAR) that accelerates contract award times.
  • Adapting A Mission to Mars - A Bright New Future for AFRL STEM Academy

    The 25th Annual Mission to Mars was the latest in the growing list of events that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • AFRL Satellite Duo Probing Earth’s Radiation Belts

    The Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) spacecraft continues its scientific investigations despite the COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted every aspect of life around the world.
  • COVID-19 Supply Donation and Collection Event

    On April 24, FUSE Makerspace and Air Force Research Laboratory New Mexico Maker Hub collaborated to host a donation and collection event for 3-D printed full-face shields. The shields are intended to be donated to New Mexico hospitals and clinics in need.
  • AFRL researchers win STAR recognition

    The Air Force Research Laboratory recently announced eight Air Force Office of Scientific Research STAR Team Award winners. The award recognizes excellence in basic research across AFRL’s technology directorates, and identifies those researchers who have demonstrated world class scientific or engineering achievement.
  • AFRL NM STEM Academy “Mission to Mars” is going virtual

    The Air Force Research Laboratory New Mexico STEM Academy will be virtually continuing their “2020 Mission to Mars” experience for 4th-6th grade students. Students are invited to virtually participate in eight days of activities, centered on planning a simulated manned-mission to Mars.
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