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  • National radiation electronics expert brings value to AFRL space program

    The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert “Bob” Pugh was presented the prestigious Peter Haas award at the 2022 Hardened Electronics and Radiation Technology (HEART) Conference held March in Tarrytown, New York.  Pugh has been working in

  • AFRL Awards Record-breaking $1B Contract to Space Dynamics Laboratory

    The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has awarded its largest-ever contract for space-related technology development and mission support.The contract, worth up to $1B, was awarded to Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory (USU/SDL) a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) to ensure

  • 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.

  • AFRL collaborates in break-through solar power development

    The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in maturing a technology for fabricating high-efficiency solar cells in a high-throughput, low-cost manner via a technology called

  • AFRL New Mexico units identified to transfer to U.S. Space Force

    The Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland AFB recently received news that some of their missions will transfer to the U.S. Space Force (USSF). AFRL units readying for transfer include most of the Space Vehicles Directorate missions and the Directed Energy Directorate’s Electro-Optics Division.