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  • National radiation electronics expert brings value to AFRL Space program

    An Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate expert was presented the prestigious Peter Haas award at the 2022 Hardened Electronics and Radiation Technology (HEART) Conference held March in Tarrytown, New York.  Dr. Robert “Bob” Pugh has worked in radiation-hardened electronics with

  • AFRL leaps forward in NTS-3 spacecraft development

    The Air Force Research Laboratory is excited to announce that the Navigation Technology Satellite-3 (NTS-3) satellite navigation program is closer in the development of the spacecraft for its in-space demonstration, thanks to the delivery of its bus that will carry it to space in 2023.

  • AFRL’s DSX spacecraft ends orbit with a team celebration

    After 706 days of successful on-orbit operations, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) spacecraft completed its end of life May 31, exceeding the originally planned mission by nearly a year.

  • A Look Back…Recoverable Rocket Boosters--A Future That Never Was

    The idea of making flight into space as routine as atmospheric flight has been around since the 1930’s when Eugen Sänger first published detailed information about his ideas for a suborbital, winged vehicle, capable of delivering a payload halfway around the world using a skip-glide technique that

  • Space exhibit touches down at Air Force museum

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The newest temporary exhibit at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the stuff of dreams – for children and adults.The “Space: A Journey to Our Future” exhibit, which opened Jan. 28 and closes Sept. 6, is spread over

  • AFRL’s Starfire Optical Range discovers asteroid satellite

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) - “I was wrong,” said Air Force Research Laboratory researcher, Dr. Jack Drummond, when looking back to his early research on asteroids and their orbiting moons. Drummond is an astronomer at AFRL’s Directed Energy Directorate Starfire Optical Range (SOR) located