Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
75th APL Anniversary


The solar array cooling system for the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft=

Cool Power
Lab-led breakthroughs in solar panel cooling tech will help keep NASA’s Parker Solar Probe operating at peak performance — even while flying through the sun’s corona.
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ASPIRE student Sabahat Fatima with her mentor Michael Jin

ASPIRE Students Win Big at Intel Regional Science Fair
ASPIRE students Suzie Byun and Sabahat Fatima earned awards at the Intel Regional Science Fair on March 26 in Baltimore for innovative ideas that could potentially improve lives and deliver power more efficiently.
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brain–computer interface collage

APL Collaborates with Facebook’s Building 8 on Breakthrough Brain–Computer Interface Technologies
The Lab has been designing noninvasive optical imaging methods to increase the reach of neural prosthetics, and ultimately produce technologies that could offer high-speed, thought-driven interfaces.
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High-Speed, Autonomous Surface Patrol Capability Demonstrated
In September, an APL experiment, in collaboration with the Surface Targets Branch of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, worked to advance the state of the art of collaborative, autonomous USV behaviors to higher speeds and larger numbers of vessels.
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  • Air and Missile Defense

  • Civil Space

  • Cyber Operations

  • Homeland Protection

  • National Health

  • National Security Analysis

  • National Security Space

  • Precision Strike

  • Research and Exploratory Development

  • Sea Control

  • Special Operations

  • Strategic Deterrence