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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.
NRL Announces the Washington Metropolitan Quantum Network Research Consortium (DC-QNet)
By Paul Cage, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | June 27, 2022
To advance quantum network capabilities and leadership, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) announces work with five other U.S. Government agencies to establish the Washington Metropolitan Quantum Network Research Consortium (DC-Qnet) to create, demonstrate and operate a quantum network as a regional testbed May 18.
NRL at Astronomy Festival on the National Mall
By Michelle Patten, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | June 22, 2022
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) astronomers and researchers will showcase space-related programs and technologies, during the Astronomy Festival on the National Mall (AFNM) June 25 from 6 to 11 p.m. EDT.
NRL Scientists, Researchers Recipients of 2022 Dr. Delores Etter Awards
By Paul Cage, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | June 21, 2022
A group of U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists recently won the Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, Development and Acquisition (RD&A) Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers for the Year 2022 Award in individual and team categories.
NRL CIRCE Spacecraft to be Part of Historic U.K. Launch
By Paul Cage, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | June 7, 2022
Space Systems Command is partnering with Virgin Orbit National Systems, a U.S.-incorporated, wholly-owned subsidiary to Virgin Orbit, to launch Coordinated Ionospheric Reconstruction CubeSat Experiment (CIRCE). The satellites, twin 6U CubeSats funded by the ONR’s Space Weather S&T program with the launch supported by the DoD Space Test Program, will fly in 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 to measure Earth’s ionosphere and particle radiation environment.
NRL, SAFCell sign CRADA for exploration of new class of solid acid proton conductors
By Paul Cage, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | May 10, 2022
Under the terms and within the scope of the agreement, SAFCell will provide expertise and guidance for the development and testing of a new class of borosulfate solid acid intermediate-temperature proton-conducting materials, and evaluate these experimental electrolytes in electrochemical cells.
NRL Scientist Searches for Gravitational Waves From Monster Black Holes
By Paul Cage, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | May 4, 2022
A U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researcher is leading the way in helping understand gravitational waves generated by supermassive black holes in a new way.

 
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