May 19, 2023
DART Mission Recognized for Aerospace ExcellenceNASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), designed, built and operated by Johns Hopkins APL, was recognized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) with the organization's newest award -- the AIAA Award for Aerospace Excellence -- on May 18.
May 17, 2023
A REAL Game-Changing Instrument Arrives in Montana for Spacecraft IntegrationA first-of-its-kind particle instrument meant to characterize the forces that cause radiation to rain down into Earth’s atmosphere safely arrived in Montana earlier this week. Developed at APL as part of NASA’s Relativistic Electron Atmospheric Loss CubeSat mission, the compact detector marks an unmatched feat in instrument design.
May 9, 2023
Researchers and ‘Small Army’ Upend Popular Idea About the Sun’s Superheated AtmosphereIn an unparalleled analytical effort, more than 1,000 undergraduate students helped physicists address an outstanding mystery about the Sun’s atmosphere and may have upended a popularly held theory in the process.
May 1, 2023
NASA’s Webb May Have Spotted Water Vapor Around a Rocky Exoplanet…or Maybe Not?A new study documenting Webb’s recent observations of a rocky planet around 26 light-years away have caused a waterlogged mystery that’s left researchers uncertain whether they made a groundbreaking discovery or not.
Apr 21, 2023
NASA Taps Two Johns Hopkins APL Scientists for International Mission to Martian MoonsAPL's Olivier Barnouin and Terik Daly are joining the Science Working Team for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Martian Moons eXploration mission as NASA-supported participating scientists.
Apr 13, 2023
Johns Hopkins APL’s DART Lead Ed Reynolds Named One of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential PeopleEd Reynolds, a program manager in APL's Space Exploration Sector, has earned a place on the 2023 TIME 100 list of most influential people. Each year, TIME selects artists, innovators, leaders, icons and pioneers from around the globe who are changing the world. Reynolds was recognized for his role leading NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission, the first-ever demonstration of asteroid deflection technology
Apr 12, 2023
Johns Hopkins APL Sends Europa Clipper Its Narrow-Angle CameraAPL scientists and engineers bid farewell last week to the Europa Imaging System Narrow-Angle Camera, the last of the Laboratory's contributions to NASA's Europa Clipper mission. The groundbreaking instrument arrived in California on April 3 for tests and spacecraft integration.
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.
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