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AFRL breaks ground on new FORTRESS space lab

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate held a ground-breaking ceremony, Nov. 16, 2022, beginning construction on the Facility for Radiation Tolerance Research on Electronics for Space and Strategic Systems, or FORTRESS, a 6,200-square-foot, $4.5 million facility at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. The new facility will enable researchers to develop solutions for trusted, high-performance electronic components with necessary space and strategic-hardening to ensure the survivability of key U.S. Space Force and Air Force systems. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

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