Join the Exploration

APL plays a vital role in space exploration. From the Sun’s blazing corona to the icy, distant reaches of the Kuiper Belt, APL spacecraft and instruments have braved some of the solar system’s most extreme environments.

Visit some of APL's destinations using this interactive map. Place your cursor over the name of your desired target and then click to explore.

Science and Engineering Expertise

Our scientists and engineers work closely together to solve the previously unsolvable. Learn about the space exploration challenges we’ve faced and the groundbreaking missions we’ve designed to overcome them.

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