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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

  • 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 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 leader tapped for Space Force key acquisition position

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) -The Air Force Research Laboratory recently announced the assignment of its Space Vehicles Directorate director, Col. Eric J. Felt, to a position with the U.S. Space Force as Deputy Executive Director for the Space Architecture, Science and Technology Directorate

  • 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) - Air Force Research Laboratory principal aerospace engineer Dr. Khanh Pham 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

  • 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

  • AFRL opens state-of-the-art digital Space Legacy Portal exhibit

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, NEW MEXICO (AFRL) - With a video of the historic 1969 Apollo 11 launch shown on the nearly two-story screen behind him, Dr. Darren Raspa, the Air Force Research Laboratory Phillips Research Site historian, welcomed guests and colleagues to the grand opening of the AFRL Space