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  • AFRL Kirtland researchers win prized awards

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) – Air Force Research Laboratory commander Maj. Gen. Heather Pringle held a virtual ceremony October 25 from AFRL headquarters at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio to recognize the AFRL Fellows and AFRL Science and Engineering Early Career Awards winners for 2021. The

  • AFRL presents results from DSX spacecraft experiments

    Fifty scientists from Department of Defense laboratories, industry and research universities met virtually September 22 – 23, to discuss the initial findings from the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) spacecraft that completed a 23-month mission in May 2021.

  • AFRL’s DSX spacecraft ends orbit with a team celebration

    After 706 days of successful on-orbit operations, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) spacecraft completed its end of life May 31, exceeding the originally planned mission by nearly a year.

  • AFRL engineer graduates from first-ever Space Test course

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) – Air Force Research Laboratory astronautical engineer Evelyn Kent is among the graduates of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School’s inaugural Space Test Fundamentals course. The new program for space professionals included 15 students made up of Airmen and

  • AFRL exchange officer leads international Space collaboration

    Air Force Research Laboratory exchange officer to the United Kingdom Capt. Jacob Singleton, plays an important role in promoting international cooperation in military research, development and acquisition among the United Kingdom (UK), United States and other North Atlantic Treaty Organization

  • She’s proud to serve and says to women – “Be Strong”

    “I wanted to do something noble with my life,” 1st Lt. Kyra Schmidt began when talking about her reason for joining the military. The U.S. Air Force Academy graduate is a developmental engineer assigned to the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate located on Kirtland Air Force

  • 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.