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  • AFRL’s Ascent satellite marks end of mission objectives

    The Air Force Research Laboratory's small satellite named Ascent has completed all of its mission objectives and is performing extended operations to characterize the survivability of the commercial-off-the-shelf, or COTS, bus electronics in the geosynchronous Earth orbit, or GEO, space environment.

  • AFRL aerospace engineer receives international recognition

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) - Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate principal aerospace engineer Dr. Khanh Pham was recently recognized as a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). Pham joined AFRL in 2004 following graduation from the University of Notre Dame,

  • AFRL holds collaborative Space Domain Awareness event

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) - The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles and Directed Energy Directorates hosted the 9th Annual Space Domain Awareness Leadership Workshop at Kirtland AFB, January 25 – 27. More than 100 senior leaders from across the Department of Defense and

  • AFRL senior scientist selected as 2022 AIAA Fellow

    Air Force Research Laboratory senior scientist, Dr. Lawrence “Robbie” Robertson III, was recently recognized as a 2022 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Fellow.

  • AFRL, Northrop Grumman demonstrate solar to radio frequency conversion

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) – The  Air Force Research Laboratory’s and Northrop Grumman’s Space Solar Power Incremental Demonstrations and Research (SSPIDR) Project have successfully conducted the first end-to-end demonstration of key hardware for the Arachne flight experiment. A ground

  • AFRL engineer receives sought-after Fellow recognitions

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) - An Air Force Research Laboratory principal aerospace engineer was recently bestowed two prestigious honors within days of each other, in his selection as a Fellow of both the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology

  • AFRL celebrates launch of small-sat Ascent to GEO space

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) - The Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate small satellite named Ascent was launched Dec. 7 from Cape Canaveral, Florida as part of the U.S. Space Force’s Space Test Program-3 mission, aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. Ascent