Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Enhancing National Security through Science and Technology

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Modular Prosthetic Limb

APL-Created Modular Prosthetic Limb to Be Exhibited at USA Science and Engineering Festival
A revolutionary, neurally controlled prosthetic arm will be the centerpiece of APL’s exhibit at the USA Science & Engineering Festival, from April 25 to 27 in Washington, D.C.
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Modular Prosthetic Limb

Van Allen Probes Achieves Mission Success
On March 26, 2014, NASA declared the Van Allen Probes mission—launched in 2012, and designed to explore and unlock the mysteries of Earth’s radiation belts—an official success.
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MESSENGER spacecraft

MESSENGER Completes 3,000th Orbit of Mercury
On April 20, MESSENGER completed its 3,000th orbit of Mercury and moved closer to the planet than any spacecraft has been before.
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Explosives detection team on patrol

Making Scents: Training Aids for Explosive-Detecting Dogs
Working with the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, APL has developed a novel process for producing safe, effective, and inexpensive canine training aids for homemade explosives.
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B-1 Bomber

Aiming for Long-Range Success
APL staff provided technical leadership in the development and testing of a new type of missile that will meet a critical national need.
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MISSION AREAS


  • Air and Missile Defense

  • Civil Space

  • Cyber Operations

  • Homeland Protection

  • National Security Analysis

  • National Security Space

  • Precision Engagement

  • Research and Exploratory Development

  • Special Operations

  • Strategic Systems

  • Undersea Warfare