Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory


RAVAN spacecraft

APL’s RAVAN CubeSat Will Study Earth Climate Imbalance
The Radiometer Assessment using Vertically Aligned Nanotubes (RAVAN) CubeSat, which will demonstrate new technology to measure Earth’s radiation imbalance and better predict future climate change, launched from Vandenberg Air Force in California.
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Ryan Gardner

Gardner Earns Maryland "Outstanding Young Engineer" Honors
The Maryland Academy of Sciences named APL’s Ryan Gardner an "Outstanding Young Engineer" during a ceremony at the Maryland Science Center.
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New Horizons spacecraft

New Horizons Returns Last Bits of Pluto Data
The last science data from the historic New Horizons flyby of Pluto — stored on the spacecraft’s digital recorders since July 2015 — has arrived safely on Earth.
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Health care professional

Johns Hopkins inHealth and Applied Physics Laboratory Join Forces to Revolutionize Medicine
APL and Johns Hopkins Medicine announce a joint effort to apply rigorous data analysis and systems engineering practices in an effort to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
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Operational Test

Aegis Ashore System Successfully Intercepts Target Missile at Pacific Test Range
APL researchers and engineers played a key role in the first Aegis Ashore engagement, resulting in the successful intercept and destruction of a ballistic missile target at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF).
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