• New DAF software factory aims to digitally transform AFRL

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – The chief software officer for the Air Force recently designated Hangar 18 as a Department of the Air Force software factory. Hangar 18 joins 16 other DAF software factories—including the first, Kessel Run—that have sprung up across the nation since the

  • AFRL detects moon around asteroid with smallest telescope yet

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) - On November 29, 2021, an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Starfire Optical Range (SOR)* telescope on Kirtland Air Force Base near Albuquerque, New Mexico, recorded an image of asteroid (22) Kalliope, and its natural satellite Linus. A confirming image was

  • Edison Grants empower researchers in uniform

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – What started in an Air Force Academy classroom could end up benefiting women worldwide, thanks to the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Edison Grant Program.An Edison Grant also is allowing a young AFRL scientist-in-uniform to lead experiments with a

  • AFRL takes STEMtoSpace to students in the southwest

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) – Members of Air Force Research Laboratory made stops in December at schools in the desert southwest, to put a face to the U.S. Space Force and encourage students to consider a career in the extra-terrestrial domain.Lt. Mary Albrecht and Lt. Chance Baxter, both

  • 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 donates laser optics equipment to UNM

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) – The Air Force Research Laboratory donated optics experiment materials, valued at $1 million to the University of New Mexico (UNM) to provide a state-of-the-art learning experience for graduate students.The laser equipment will be used in the Experimental Optics