Nov 28, 2023
NASA Authorizes Dragonfly Mission to Proceed With Estimated 2028 Launch Readiness DateNASA's Dragonfly mission team is moving on to the next stage of development of the revolutionary, car-sized, nuclear-powered drone it plans to fly over and land on the organic-rich sands of Saturn's large moon Titan.
Nov 27, 2023
How Johns Hopkins APL-Led Center for Geospace Storms Will Bolster Our Knowledge of Space WeatherThe Center for Geospace Storms (CGS), launched in 2020 and headquartered at APL, is developing predictive models that can provide a stronger grasp of space weather events and their potential impacts before they happen.
Nov 20, 2023
A Taste of Titan - Dragonfly Team Debuts Johns Hopkins APL's Newest Environmental Test ChamberThe Titan Chamber -- APL's largest environmental simulator -- is open for business. The team developing NASA's Dragonfly mission recently took the chamber for an opening run with a full-scale thermal model of the rotorcraft lander it will send to Saturn's moon Titan later this decade.
Nov 7, 2023
DART Team Earns Smithsonian Michael Collins Trophy for Successful Planetary Defense Test MissionNASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will be honored with the 2024 Michael Collins Trophy for Current Achievement. For its work developing and managing the first-ever planetary defense test mission, the team at Johns Hopkins APL and NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) is being lauded for outstanding achievements in the fields of aerospace science and technology.
Nov 2, 2023
Johns Hopkins APL’s Camera Reveals Surprise for NASA’s Lucy Mission in First Asteroid EncounterNASA's Lucy mission team got a bit of a surprise when looking at images that the APL-built L’LORRI instrument onboard captured during the spacecraft's first encounter with an asteroid, called Dinkinesh. Instead of seeing just one asteroid, there were two.
Oct 23, 2023
Tunnel VisionsWell before NASA's Dragonfly rotorcraft lander soars through Titan's skies, APL researchers are making sure their designs and models for the nuclear-powered, car-sized drone will truly work in an alien environment. The team has been testing its flight systems in wind tunnel facilities at NASA's Langley Research Center.
Oct 17, 2023
Johns Hopkins APL Engineer Helps Teens Launch Their Futures With CubeSat ProjectDave Copeland is launching the next generation of engineers by teaching middle school and high school students how to design and build a small satellite. The students' small satellite was selected for a ride to space through NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative.
Oct 13, 2023
Johns Hopkins APL Science Instrument Flying on Psyche to Uncover Asteroid’s MysteriesNASA's Psyche spacecraft, the first mission sent to study a potentially metal-rich asteroid, launched on Oct. 13 carrying a gamma-ray and neutron spectrometer (GRNS) developed at APL.
Oct 11, 2023
Johns Hopkins APL Teaming With DARPA to Accelerate Interoperability Standards for Commercial Lunar InfrastructureJohns Hopkins APL is applying its expertise in lunar science and technology to a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) initiative to identify and propose interoperating standards for commercial infrastructure on the Moon.
Oct 10, 2023
Women in Aerospace Lauds Johns Hopkins APL’s Mosavi-Hoyer for Outreach LeadershipNelli Mosavi-Hoyer, an engineer and project manager with the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, was recognized with Women in Aerospace’s 2023 Aerospace Awareness Award for her leadership and outreach efforts.
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