Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
75th APL Anniversary


Ron Luman

RAVAN CubeSat Measures Earth’s Outgoing Energy
The Radiometer Assessment using Vertically Aligned Nanotubes (RAVAN) CubeSat, an experimental small satellite, has successfully collected and delivered data on a key measurement for predicting changes in Earth’s climate.
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Ron Luman

APL Chief of Staff Selected as INCOSE Fellow
The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) has selected Ron Luman, APL’s Chief of Staff, as an INCOSE Fellow.
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Artist concept of NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft

NASA’s First Asteroid Deflection Mission Enters Next Design Phase at Johns Hopkins APL
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), the first-ever mission to demonstrate an asteroid deflection technique for planetary defense, is moving from concept development to preliminary design phase.
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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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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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