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  • AFRL breaks ground on new FORTRESS space lab

    The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, 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, located adjacent to the AFRL

  • AFRL Innovation Awards recognize excellence in tech transfer

    The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy and Space Vehicles Directorates held their 2022 Innovation Awards ceremony in Albuquerque, Oct. 20, 2022, marking the fifth annual recognition of AFRL inventors and partners in technology transfer.

  • AFRL celebrates unified science and technology enterprise

    The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, recognized the 25th anniversary of one AFRL at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Oct. 28, 2022, with a celebration led by AFRL Commander Maj. Gen. Heather Pringle and Chief Master Sgt. James “Bill” Fitch, AFRL command chief. The event honored the

  • AFRL's Oscillating Heat Pipes are even cooler in space

    The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, has released the results from its Advanced Structurally Embedded Thermal Spreader Two, or ASETS-II. The AFRL experiment was 100% effective in testing the most recent version of the revolutionary Oscillating Heat Pipes, or OHPs, and the results of the more

  • 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

  • AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate holds first-ever Space Cyber Summit

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) - The Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate held an inaugural Space Cyber Summit October 13–14. More than 140 space professionals participated in the in-person and virtual event held at Kirtland AFB. The gathering included space experts from

  • 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.