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NRL Achieves 65-Year Milestone in Space Satellite Exploration
By Daniel Parry, Corporate Communications, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory | March 17, 2023
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory conducted the first American satellite program, named Project
NRL to Launch First In-Space Laser Power Beaming Experiment
By Mary E. Hamisevicz | March 14, 2023
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory is set to launch the Space Wireless Energy Laser Link (SWELL) to
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As Climate Shifts, U.S. Navy Focuses on Bolstering Arctic Ocean Operations
By LT Sarena Padilla & ENS Garner Fleming, U.S. National Ice Center | Feb. 22, 2023
First in a two-part series on how the Navy and its partners are working to improve Arctic operations as the sea ice melts due to warming temperatures. The Arctic is the next frontier for U.S. military operations, where the physical environment poses a major threat to achieving strategic dominance, managing assets and ensuring freedom of the seas. The importance of the Arctic will only increase each year as the decline of the perennial sea ice continues and the ice edge shifts. It is imperative to strengthen the ability to operate there in order to gain a strategic advantage. Effective operations will hinge on reliable environmental intelligence in a region where conditions can be severe. The U.S. most recently updated its strategy for the Arctic region last October with a new 10-year scope that seeks a peaceful, stable, prosperous and cooperative Arctic at the same time acknowledging strategic competition with Russia and China. Ongoing efforts include investing in technology that detects and tracks potential threats and improves our own capabilities to maneuver in the region. This is not a simple task due to the dominant role that Russia has in the Arctic, as well as the growing concern for China’s desire to be an influential nation there.
NRL Researcher Receives MGB-SIAM Early Career Fellowship
By Daniel Parry | Feb. 17, 2023
NRL researcher Dr. Steven Rodriguez was awarded an early career fellowship sponsored by the Mathematically Gifted and Black (MGB) community and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Rodriguez is leading efforts at NRL to develop machine learning technology to drastically reduce the computational expense of high-fidelity physics simulations, including additive manufacturing, hypersonics, and free-surface fluid dynamics.
New Quantum Capabilities for Naval Warfare Centers
By | Jan. 10, 2023
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and all 14 Naval Warfare Centers signed a memorandum of
Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary
By Daniel Parry, Corporate Communications, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory | Jan. 9, 2023
The Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research, or LASR, and personnel from the U.S. Naval Research
DoN HBCU/MI Research Program selects Dr. Atoyebi as Inaugural Postdoctoral Research Fellow at NRL
By | Dec. 16, 2022
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) chemist Olufolasade Atoyebi, Ph.D., is The Department of the
NRL CIRCE Satellites Delivered, Set for Historic 2022 UK Launch
By Paul Cage, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | Nov. 17, 2022
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory oversaw the delivery and preparation for launch of its twin 6U CubeSat satellites on Oct. 15 at Spaceport Cornwall in Newquay in the United Kingdom (U.K.). CIRCE is a joint NRL-United Kingdom Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) experiment designed to measure the Earth’s ionosphere and particle radiation environment from a circular orbit at 555 km (344 miles) altitude in a lead/trail formation 300-500 km (186-310 miles) apart in the same orbit plane.
NRL Engineers Ready Innovative Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) Payload for Launch
By Paul Cage, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | Nov. 9, 2022
Engineers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s (NRL) Naval Center for Space Technology (NCST) recently completed robotic payload component level testing for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program.

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