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NRL CIRCE Satellites Delivered, Set for Historic 2022 UK Launch
By 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.
So Little Time: NRL Father and Son-in-Law Construct World’s Smallest Sundial
By Samina Mondal, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | Nov. 3, 2022
Two scientists, Jeremy T. Robinson, a Materials Research Scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C., and Woodruff T. Sullivan III, a former summer student at NRL in the 1960s, came to the consensus of crafting a nano sundial. Nine months later, the invented sundial apparatus was awarded a provisional patent “MicroDial- Miniaturized apparatus for solar time keeping” and won an international contest for the "world’s smallest sundial."
NRL researcher receives ASME Lifetime Achievement Award
By Michelle Patten, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | Sept. 7, 2022
John Michopoulos, Ph.D., U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s (NRL) Computational Multiphysics Systems Laboratory head, received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Computers and Information in Engineering (CIE) Lifetime Achievement Award.
NASA’s JWST Takes Its First-Ever Direct Image of Distant World
By Paul Cage, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | Sept. 2, 2022
Jordan Stone, Ph.D., an astrophysicist in NRL’s Remote Sensing Division is part of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s early release science team for direct observations of exoplanets that released the observations of a super-Jupiter exoplanet, HIP 65426 b, using JWST near-infrared camera and mid-infrared instrument.
NRL fungal experiment launches as Artemis I payload
By Michelle Patten, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | Aug. 26, 2022
An experiment prepared by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) will launch as part of NASA’s scheduled Artemis I mission to orbit the moon. The experiment will use samples of fungi to investigate effects of the deep space radiation environment outside of Earth’s protective magnetosphere.
NRL Launches Quantum Navy YouTube Series
By U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | Aug. 1, 2022
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), with the help of Defense Media Activity, is launching a three-part series highlighting the importance of quantum research for the 21st century U.S. Navy.
SIRI-2 to Qualify Technologies for Radiation Detection in Space
By Paul Cage, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | July 13, 2022
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists launched the second Strontium Iodide Radiation Instrument (SIRI-2) instrument in December 2021 onboard Space Test Program (STP) Sat-6. SIRI-2, a gamma-ray spectrometer, will demonstrate the performance of europium-doped strontium iodide gamma ray detection technology with sufficient active area for Department of Defense (DoD) operational needs.
NRL, Aerospace Industry Hosts 18th Annual CanSat Student Challenge
By Samina Mondal, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | July 13, 2022
After countless hours of preparation, flight testing, and launching, 23 student teams from universities and colleges around the world participated in the CanSat Aerospace Competition at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia, June 11-12, 2022.
NRL Celebrates 99 Years of Innovation; Looks Ahead to Second Century of Discovery
By U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | July 1, 2022
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s (NRL) Centennial celebration culminates with the 100th anniversary of its founding on July 2, 2023.

 
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