Jun 17, 2022
NASA’s DART Captures One of Night Sky’s Brightest StarsOn its journey to collide with an asteroid in the world’s first planetary defense test mission, NASA’s DART captured images of the nearby and very bright star Vega in a test of how light scatters off of the spacecraft’s camera DRACO and other internal parts.
Jun 17, 2022
NASA’s DART Snaps Vega While Journeying to DidymosOn its journey to collide with an asteroid in the world’s first planetary defense test mission, NASA’s DART captured images of the nearby and very bright star Vega in a test of how light scatters off of the spacecraft’s camera DRACO and other internal parts.
Jun 13, 2022
Why Phaethon Turned Blue — and How Other Small Sun-Diving Bodies Might, TooAsteroid Phaethon’s bizarrely blue color has long been a planetary science puzzle, but a study co-authored by Johns Hopkins APL’s Carey Lisse may have finally untangled the chemical process that gave the asteroid its azure hue.
Jun 7, 2022
Johns Hopkins APL Delivers Propulsion Module for NASA Mission to EuropaAfter years of design and construction, two cross-country trips and thousands of hours of labor, APL has delivered NASA's Europa Clipper propulsion module — the spacecraft's “workhorse" — and its radio frequency module to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for integration with the remainder of the spacecraft.
May 27, 2022
Johns Hopkins APL Engineer Takes Helm of NASA Solar Sail ConceptNASA is investing in the development of a new solar sail concept under the agency’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program, which will provide the project with $2 million over the next two years. Space Exploration Sector engineer Amber Dubill will now take the lead on the project.
May 24, 2022
Signs of Success: At Mission’s Midpoint, Parker Solar Probe Marks Amazing AchievementsNearly four years after launch, Parker Solar Probe has made significant inroads toward achieving its main science goals — and it continues to break records and capture first-of-its-kind measurements of the Sun.
May 18, 2022
Johns Hopkins APL’s Guo Named an AIAA FellowYanping Guo of APL has been elected a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) — a prestigious honor bestowed on only 2,008 members in the organization’s history.
Apr 13, 2022
NASA Extends Johns Hopkins APL-Led Solar and Space Physics Research CenterAfter two years of progress in developing a beyond state-of-the-art computer model, the APL-hubbed Center for Geospace Storms will continue expanding for an additional five years, NASA recently announced, citing the center’s significant potential to transform the fields of space weather and space physics.
Apr 1, 2022
NASA’s Perseverance Rover Captures New Sounds on MarsAPL’s Ralph Lorenz is part of an international science team performing the first analysis of acoustics on Mars, releasing a new study that details how fast sound travels through the Red Planet’s extremely thin, mostly carbon-dioxide atmosphere and how Mars might sound to human ears.
Mar 18, 2022
Johns Hopkins APL Space Innovator Ryschkewitsch Honored by National Space Club and FoundationAs he ties up a decades-long career in the space domain, former APL Space Exploration Sector head Mike Ryschkewitsch has been recognized with the National Space Club and Foundation’s Norman J. Baker Astronautics Engineer Award.
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