Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory


artist's rendering of Lucy and Psyche spacecraft

APL Making Key Contributions to Next NASA Discovery Missions
Lab scientists and engineers will provide instruments for NASA’s two newest missions, Lucy and Psyche, which will explore, respectively, six of Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids and 16 Psyche, a rare and primarily metal asteroid.
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APL Plays Key Role in Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Intercept Flight Test
A team of APL engineers, working with the Missile Defense Agency and Navy sailors, played a key role in the successful firing this month of two SM-6 Dual I missiles against a complex, medium-range ballistic missile target.
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APL, Navy Demonstrate High-Speed, Autonomous Surface Patrol Capability
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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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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