Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
75th APL Anniversary

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Artist’s concept of Blue Origin New Shepard spacecraft

APL Monitoring Instrument Rides into Space
An APL device designed to examine conditions from inside a crew capsule flew on the suborbital Blue Origin New Shepard spacecraft on Dec. 12.
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Communications engineer Naim Merheb and his collaborators

Lab Engineer Helps Bring Connectivity Back to His Native Puerto Rico
Communications engineer Naim Merheb and his collaborators set up free internet in eight Puerto Rican municipalities after Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the island’s infrastructure.
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Artist’s concept of interstellar asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua)

Johns Hopkins APL Scientists Craft Detailed Profile of Solar System’s ‘Interstellar Intruder’
APL scientists joined in the international effort to observe 'Oumuamua — the first known large object from interstellar space to pass through our solar system.
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APL researcher and JHU students

APL and University Students Join Forces to Map the Brain
APL researchers teamed up with Johns Hopkins University students on a pilot program to map the brain — at nanoscale resolution.
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FSO communication system

APL Laser Communications System Wins 2017 TechConnect Defense Innovation Award
APL was recognized with the 2017 TechConnect Defense Innovation Award at this year’s Defense Innovation Summit in Tampa, Florida, in recognition for its development of a high-bandwidth, free-space optical communications system.
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MISSION AREAS


  • 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