Apr 11, 2023
Three Ways Johns Hopkins APL Put the JUICE in Europe’s Jupiter MissionFrom seeing the invisible to catching particles at near-light speed, the parts APL scientists and engineers built for Europe's Jupiter mission set to launch this Thursday are pretty sweet. Dive into the juicy details and see how these instruments will squeeze out new insights on Jupiter and its icy moons.
Apr 10, 2023
NASA’s Electrojet Explorer Mission Passes Critical Development MilestoneThe team leading NASA's Electrojet Zeeman Imaging Explorer (EZIE) successfully cleared its critical design review late last month, marking a major milestone for the project and keeping it on pace for its launch scheduled for next year.
Mar 24, 2023
Dragonfly Team Soars Through Major Design ReviewBefore it can fly its revolutionary rotorcraft over the organic dunes of Saturn's moon Titan, NASA's Dragonfly team needs to navigate several independent reviews to demonstrate the flight project is on track. Led by Johns Hopkins APL, the team recently passed the first of those evaluations, the Preliminary Design Review.
Mar 16, 2023
Two of Uranus’ Moons May Harbor Active Oceans, Radiation Data SuggestsNew research using Voyager 2’s nearly 40-year-old particle data from Uranus suggests that at least one of the planet’s moons is actively spewing material into the nearby space environment, possibly from a liquid water ocean beneath the surface.
Mar 9, 2023
DART Team Earns National Space Club and Foundation Aerospace AwardFor completing the world's first planetary defense test mission and its significant impact on the aerospace field, the team behind NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission will receive the National Space Club and Foundation's 2023 Nelson P. Jackson Aerospace Award.
Mar 1, 2023
NASA’s DART Data Validates Kinetic Impact as Planetary Defense MethodSince NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) successfully impacted its target over five months ago, on Sept. 26, the DART team has been hard at work analyzing the data collected from the world’s first planetary defense test mission. Their latest findings were published in four papers in the journal Nature.
Feb 8, 2023
DART Mission Receives Space Foundation Achievement AwardThe team behind NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) has been selected to receive the 2023 Space Achievement Award, a top award from the Space Foundation. This annual award recognizes individuals or organizations that have demonstrated breakthrough space technology or program success representing milestones in space exploration.
Feb 6, 2023
IMAP Mission Successfully Completes Critical Design ReviewAfter a successful mission-level design review, the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe team got NASA’s go-ahead to continue working on the spacecraft, instruments and systems. Johns Hopkins APL is building and will operate IMAP, which is set for a 2025 launch.
Jan 11, 2023
NASA’s Webb Identifies Its First Exoplanet — And It’s the Size of EarthUsing NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a team led by researchers at Johns Hopkins APL confirmed the discovery of an exoplanet — a planet orbiting another star — orbiting a red dwarf star roughly 41 light-years away — and it’s almost exactly the size of Earth.
Jan 10, 2023
Scientists May Have Solved Decades-Old Mysteries About the Origins of the Solar WindScientists with NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission think they have discovered the processes that give birth to streams of charged particles — called the solar wind — released from the Sun’s corona, or upper atmosphere.
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