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Kuiper Belt objects detected by the Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Finds Potential Kuiper Belt Targets for New Horizons
Peering out to the fringes of our solar system, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered three Kuiper Belt objects the APL-operated New Horizons spacecraft could potentially visit after it flies by Pluto in July 2015.
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An image of Mercury's Prokofiev crater

MESSENGER Provides First Optical Images of Ice Near Mercury’s North Pole
The MESSENGER spacecraft — built and operated by APL — has provided the first optical images of ice and other frozen volatile materials within permanently shadowed craters near Mercury’s north pole.
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A Maryland State Trooper using technology while on the job

Dept. of Justice Establishes National Criminal Justice Technology Center at APL
The National Institute of Justice selected Johns Hopkins for a five-year cooperative agreement to establish a new research center designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of a wide variety of technologies for the nation's criminal justice communities.
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APL Engineer Named First Recipient of New Heinlein Award

APL Engineer Named First Recipient of New Heinlein Award
The Space Exploration Sector’s Daniel O’Shaughnessy has been awarded the Heinlein Award for developing a technique that makes use of solar radiation pressure to control a spacecraft.
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A Standard Missile-6 launch

Test Demonstrates Standard Missile-6 Effectiveness and Versatility
A recent Navy test showed the ability of the Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) to detect and engage a subsonic, low-altitude target over land.
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MISSION AREAS


  • Air and Missile Defense

  • Civil Space

  • Cyber Operations

  • Homeland Protection

  • National Security Analysis

  • National Security Space

  • Precision Strike

  • Research and Exploratory Development

  • Sea Control

  • Special Operations

  • Strategic Deterrence