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  • AFRL commander welcomes new leader to lab’s Kirtland site

    “He entered the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate as an Airman and is leaving as a Guardian,” said Maj. Gen. Heather Pringle, commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory, as she began the change of command ceremony in which Col. Eric Felt, the Space Vehicles director and

  • AFRL Space leader commends team, transitions to new role

    “I’ll miss the “ah ha” moments,” said Col. Eric Felt, director of the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate, who will depart AFRL for an assignment at the Pentagon in July.  Felt became the Space Vehicles director in July 2018 and has a dual-hatted role as commander of AFRL’s

  • Equipping Space Force operators through innovation

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) - U.S. Space Force organizations at Kirtland AFB led the 2nd Annual Delta Innovation Summit held in February. Col. Eric Felt, director of the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate, and Col. Joseph Roth, director of the Space Systems Command 

  • AFRL selects 10 universities for prestigious satellite program

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) - The Air Force Research Laboratory’s University Nanosatellite Program (UNP) has selected 10 universities to participate in the upcoming 2-year partnership to design, fabricate and test small satellites.At the recent Flight Selection Review for the program’s

  • AFRL breaks ground on state of the art space environment laboratory

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) – The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate broke ground on a new facility named the Skywave Technology Laboratory March 16. The 3,500 square foot, $3.5 million lab will be located in a remote area on Kirtland Air Force Base. “The Skywave Lab

  • AFRL officers transfer to U.S. Space Force in historic ceremony

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - Joining more than 2,400 Airmen across the nation, 13 Air Force Research Laboratory officers took the oath of office Feb. 1, transferring from the U.S. Air Force to the U.S. Space Force, in an induction ceremony held at Kirtland Air Force Base. Col. Eric Felt, director