WASHINGTON — A large-scale vacuum vessel for the creation of space-like conditions, the Space Physics Simulation Chamber is one of only a handful of its kind in the United States and one of the biggest in the world. More
WASHINGTON — A U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) instrument aboard NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite will deliver unprecedented information to help scientists investigate how both terrestrial and solar weather impact the ionosphere, the ionized region of Earth’s upper atmosphere. ICON launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Oct. 10. More
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and the U.S. Naval Academy Museum combined resources to tell the story of how the Navy ushered in our nation’s presence in space. The USNA exhibit “Sea, Sun and Space” displays, through visual artifacts and curated narrative, the pioneering role NRL and its collaborators and sponsors played in the future of space exploration. More
Twenty-five years ago, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory launched the Deep Space Program Science Experiment (DSPSE), better known as “Clementine,” from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, January 25, 1994. More
WASHINGTON — On April 1, 2018, Dr. Gurpartap “GP” Sandhoo was selected for appointment to the Senior Executive Service at the US Naval Research Laboratory and for assignment as the Superintendent for Spacecraft Engineering department of the Naval Center for Space Technology (NCST).
Sandhoo previously served as the executive assistant to the Director of Research for technology development, a position he held since 2012. More