Press Release Archive

2007 Press Releases

12-19-07Global Map Reveals Mineral Distribution on Mars

12-17-07Historic Test Off Hawaii’s Coast

12-12-07Cassini Captures Best View Yet of Saturn’s Ring Currents

11-15-07APL Researchers Zoom In on Heart of Mystery Comet

10-30-07New Aerial Technology For Homeland Security Unveiled By State, Federal, and University Partners

10-12-07Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 Team Receives Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award

10-03-07APL Astronomer Spies Conditions ‘Just Right’ for Building an Earth

08-28-07APL, European Scientists Glean Turbulent Lessons from Titan

08-23-07APL-Developed Automated Signaling Device Could Indicate Boats in Distress

08-01-07APL’s Glen Fountain Earns AIAA von Braun Award For Space Program Management

07-23-07Applied Physics Lab Pioneer Receives National Medal of Science

07-19-07Scientists Find Comet’s Chemistry Is Same Inside and Out

06-23-07APL: A Technical Lead in Ballistic Missile Defense Flight Test

05-16-07Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Space Scientist Honored as AIAA Fellow

05-01-07Maryland Students to Learn About Exploring Pluto in May 4th ‘Space Academy’ Event at APL

04-26-07APL: Player in Hawaii-based Ballistic Missile Defense Flight Test

04-26-07Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 Team Delivers First DARPA Limb Prototype

04-17-07Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Names Inventions of the Year

04-11-07APL to Salute Top Inventions, Inventors at 04-17 Event

04-04-07APL-operated Spacecraft Recognized by Missile Defense Agency’s Technology Pioneer Award

03-09-07Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Breaks Ground for Largest Building

03-09-07APL-Built Microscopic Instrument Launched Aboard Air Force Academy Satellite

02-28-07Pluto-Bound New Horizons Spacecraft Gets a Boost from Jupiter

02-21-07APL, SAIS to Host 2nd Annual Symposium on Meeting the Unrestricted Warfare Threat

02-19-07APL Licenses Arc-Fault Detection Technology

02-16-07APL’s Paul Spudis to Discuss a Return to the Moon at the AAAS 2007 Annual Meeting

01-31-07Space Technology Benefits Medical Community

01-24-07Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Celebrates Black History Month

01-23-07Twin APL-Built Spacecraft Swing Past Moon, Preparing for 3-D Solar Studies

01-18-07Zooming to Pluto, APL-Built New Horizons Spacecraft Closes in on Jupiter

01-11-07NASA Briefing to Preview Jupiter Flyby of APL-Managed Pluto Mission

2006 Press Releases

12-08-06Researchers Identify Driver for Near-Earth Space Weather

12-08-06TIMED Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary: Several AGU Sessions Showcase Mission Accomplishments

12-01-06Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Opens CDC-Funded Center in Public Health Informatics

11-08-06APL Awarded Air Force Space-Sensor Contract

11-06-06Engineer at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Makes Scientific American’s Annual Top 50 List

11-01-06Kristin Gray Named Head of APL’s Technology Transfer Office

10-25-06Twin APL-Built, Solar-Studying Spacecraft Successfully Launched

10-16-06NASA Orbiter Reveals New Details of Mars, Young and Old

10-05-06Lisa Blodgett Sets Priorities for Undersea Warfare Business Area at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

10-05-06Tim Collins to Lead Precision Engagement Business Area at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

10-03-06NASA Awards Research, Development and Engineering Contract to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

09-27-06APL-Built Mineral-Mapping Imager Begins Mission at Mars

09-12-06FDA Approves Use of APL-Developed Bone Density Technology

09-12-06Johns Hopkins APL Licenses Security System that Instantly Identifies, Tracks Gunshot Incidents

08-24-06Robert Strain to Head Space Department at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

08-17-06Two APL-Built Spacecraft Set for 08-31 Launch

06-29-06Johns Hopkins APL Licenses Technology to Evaluate Air and Water

06-23-06Ballistic Missile Defense Flight Test a Success

06-23-06APL’s T. Adrian Hill Named AIAA Engineer of the Year

06-22-06Pluto’s Two Small Moons Christened Nix and Hydra

05-24-06Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Names Inventions of the Year

05-24-06Two APL-Built Instruments Observe Recent Total Solar Eclipse

05-24-06Atmospheric Study Shows Similarities in Sun’s Effects on Earth and Mars

05-24-06APL to Build Radiation Belt Storm Probes

05-22-06APL-Led TIMED Mission Extended for Second Time

05-03-06Twin APL-Built Spacecraft Begin Launch Preparations in Florida

04-27-06APL Researchers Use Hubble to Track Comet’s Spectacular Breakup

04-24-06Applied Physics Lab Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of Midcourse Space Experiment Satellite

04-19-06David V. Kalbaugh Receives Secretary of Defense Medal

04-05-06Applied Physics Laboratory Among Recipients of Missile Defense Agency’s First Technology Pioneer Award

03-24-06Doshi to Head Research and Technology Development Center at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

03-13-06Microscopic Radiator Flying on “Skin” of a NASA Spacecraft

03-10-06A Colorful Discovery about Pluto’s Moons

02-22-06Researchers Describe Discovery of Pluto’s New Moons

02-09-06APL to Lead Team Developing Revolutionary Prosthesis

02-07-06Hopkins APL Licenses Bone Health Analysis Technology

02-03-06Happy 100th Birthday, Clyde Tombaugh! New Horizons Mission Salutes Pluto’s Discoverer

01-30-06New Horizons Successfully Performs First Post-Launch Maneuvers

01-26-06APL Licenses Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Portfolio

01-19-06NASA’s Pluto Mission Launched Toward New Horizons

2005 Press Releases

12-12-05MESSENGER Engine Burn Puts Spacecraft on Track for Venus

11-18-05APL Provides Unique View of Successful Intercept Test

11-17-05APL Contributions Are Integral Part of Missile Defense Test

11-09-05Coming Soon: The Sun in 3-D Twin APL-Built Solar Probes Shipped to NASA Goddard for Pre-launch Tests

10-31-05Technology Contributors Selected to Develop Human Computer Interface Components for J-UCAS Common Operating System

10-24-05Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory to Apply Space Research Expertise to Develop Deep Space Navigation Network

10-13-05APL Names Krill as Assistant Director for Programs

10-03-05Semmel to Head New Applied Information Sciences Department

10-03-05Sommerer Appointed Director of Science and Technology

09-26-05APL-Built Pluto Spacecraft Begins Launch Preparations

09-19-05APL Licenses Technology to Detect Explosives

08-26-05Movie Headlines MESSENGER Earth Flyby Gallery

08-12-05Powerful Mineral Mapper Headed to Mars

08-08-05Alexander Kossiakoff, Guided Missile Pioneer and Former Director of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Dies at 91

07-11-05APL Opens Norfolk Office to Support Joint Forces Command

07-06-05Grant Heads APL Air Defense Systems Department

06-30-05APL Employee Earns Navy’s Highest Civilian Honor

06-24-05Two APL Staff Members Earn Navy’s Highest Civilian Honor

06-13-05Journey Begins for NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft

05-31-05MESSENGER Peeks at Earth

04-27-05Regional Public Health Officials Test APL-Developed Disease Surveillance System

04-25-05Crawford Heads Space Department at Johns Hopkins APL

04-21-05Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Names Inventions of the Year

04-18-05Johns Hopkins APL to Announce Top Inventions, Inventors at 04-21 Event

04-15-05Wells Appointed General Counsel for Johns Hopkins APL

04-15-05Langhauser Appointed Johns Hopkins APL’s Chief Financial Officer

02-25-05Cassini Captures First-Ever Photographs of Saturn’s Radiation Belts

02-24-05APL Contributions Aid Missile Defense Flight Test

01-27-05APL Licenses Computerized Heart Sound Analysis Techniques

01-18-05Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Space Scientist Honored as AAAS Fellow; Homeric Award Recipient

2004 Press Releases

2003 Press Releases

12-19-03MESSENGER Shipped to Goddard for Prelaunch Testing

12-11-03APL Plays Key Role in Successful Missile Defense Flight Test

12-01-03Wildfires on the Sun: TIMED Records Impact of Record-Setting Solar Flares

11-05-03Voyager 1 Approaches Solar System’s Outer Limits

10-30-03Johns Hopkins APL Named Howard County ‘Business of the Year’

10-24-03Washingtonian Magazine Selects Johns Hopkins APL as a Great Place to Work

10-07-03Students to Get an Inside Look at NASA’s First Mercury Orbiter Mission

10-03-03Bill LaPlante to Head Strategic Systems Department at Johns Hopkins APL

10-01-03NASA’s TIMED Mission Extended for Future Studies

09-30-03Demonstrations Show Satellites Extend Range of DoD Sensor Network Technology

09-26-03APL Creates System to Detect Digital Video Tampering

09-05-03APL Researcher Assists Rosetta Comet Mission

09-03-03Harry Charles to Head Tech Services Department at Johns Hopkins APL

09-02-03New Communication Technologies to be Showcased at Johns Hopkins APL

06-03-03CEC Prototypes Delivered to U.K.

05-28-03APL Awarded 2003 James W. Rouse Diversity Award

05-07-03Johns Hopkins APL Names Its Top Three Inventions of the Year

04-28-03APL’s Mars Imager Marks Successful Design Review

04-28-03APL Hosts Student Robotic Competition May 6

04-09-03Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission Moves Ahead

04-07-03Johns Hopkins APL Licenses ‘Safe Buildings’ System to Neutralize Biological Threats

02-27-03Johns Hopkins APL Researchers Discover Massive Gas Cloud Around Jupiter

02-20-03Larry Kohlenstein Named Chief Financial Officer at Johns Hopkins APL

01-27-03Johns Hopkins CEPAR Kicks into Action During ‘Shadow Bowl’ Event

01-23-03Johns Hopkins Options Heart Diagnostics Technologies to Zargis Medical Corporation

01-23-03APL to Implement NASA Geospace Missions

01-13-03Johns Hopkins APL Announces First U.S. Application of New Simulation Standard

2002 Press Releases

12-17-02Student Science Instrument Selected for Ride to Pluto

12-16-02APL Names Security Officer of the Year

11-21-02JHU/APL and Software Engineering Institute Forge Strategic Partnership

11-08-02JHU/APL United Way Donations Top $600,000

11-04-02New Horizons Passes Key Milestone

10-17-02Bohn and Suther to Head Information Technology Service Department

09-27-02JHU/APL Awarded $1.75 Billion Navy Contract

09-13-02JHU/APL Plays Key Role in Flight Test of Navy’s Next-Generation Tomahawk Cruise Missile

09-12-02Johns Hopkins APL Launches Online Next Generation Sensor Initiative

07-25-02Maryland MESA Students Take Second Place in National Competition

07-23-02Farrar Recognized as ‘Rising Star’ at Tech Conference

07-03-02CONTOUR Spacecraft Launches from Cape Canaveral

06-28-02CONTOUR Launch Postponed

06-24-02APL-Developed DoD Capability Approved for Production and Deployment

06-17-02APL Technology Cornerstone of First Fully Integrated Hypersonic Cruise Missile Engine Test

06-12-02CONTOUR Readies for Unprecedented Comet Study

06-10-02CONTOUR Prelaunch Briefing Set for 06-12

05-28-02NASA Spacecraft Provides Critical Link in Sun–Earth Chain; TIMED Observes Atmosphere’s Response to Recent Solar Storms

05-06-02Local Students to Learn About Exploring Mars from Maryland

04-30-02Tumor-Imaging Technique is Named Johns Hopkins APL Top Invention of the Year

04-25-02Johns Hopkins APL Building a Better Mine Detector

04-23-02CONTOUR Ships to the Cape

04-22-02Johns Hopkins APL to Reveal Top Inventions at 04-30 Ceremony

04-15-02Howard County, Md., Presents ‘Friends of Education’ Award to APL

04-15-02Aviation Week Magazine Honors Johns Hopkins APL and NEAR Mission for Space Advances

03-29-02ASA’s MESSENGER Project Cleared to Build Spacecraft

03-05-02Johns Hopkins APL Employee Named Year’s Most Promising Black Engineer

03-05-02Black Engineering Magazine Recognizes Johns Hopkins APL for Technical Achievement and Diversity

02-21-02New Horizons Team Plots a Faster Path to Pluto

02-12-02APL Licenses Flight Navigation Software Technology

02-11-02Global Study Underway of Atmospheric Frontier

01-29-02CONTOUR Spacecraft Shipped to Goddard for Prelaunch Testing

01-04-02Comet-Chasing Spacecraft Nears Completion at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

2001 Press Releases

12-20-01Top Navy Awards Presented to APL and Former Assistant Director

12-20-01APL Staffer to Carry Olympic Torch in Baltimore

12-19-01APL Engineer to Lead Space Research Team

12-18-01APL Licenses Map Technology to North Star Science and Technology

12-11-01APL Names Security Officer of the Year

12-07-01TIMED Atmospheric Spacecraft Successfully Launched

12-05-01Md. MESA Program Wins $10,000 Presidential Award

11-30-01NASA Taps APL Team for First Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission

11-19-01Spacecraft to Explore Atmospheric Frontier Set for 12-Launch

11-14-01Smithsonian Selects NEAR Mission for 2001 Aerospace Trophy

11-14-01NEAR Mission Picked for Popular Science ‘Best of What’s New’ Award

11-09-01APL Joins Search for Water on Mars

10-30-01APL Hosts Space Academy

10-18-01APL Licenses Retinal Treatment Method to Novadaq Technologies

10-18-01APL Technology Drives Maryland Vehicle-Screening Initiative

10-09-01APL Announces License Agreement with EMS Technologies

09-25-01Jazz Concert to Benefit Scholarship Fund

09-10-01APL Announces Strategic R&D Alliance with Arbitron Inc.

07-25-01APL’s Antoine and Lilly Honored at Women of Color Conference

07-16-01JHU/APL Names Richard Suess Chief of Staff

07-10-01Maryland MESA Students Take Second Place in First National Competition

07-09-01APL Awarded $600 Million Contract to Study Solar Effects

06-12-01Krill to Head APL’s Power Projection Systems Department

06-08-01NASA Selects APL’s Pluto Mission Proposal for Further Study

06-07-01NASA OKs Final Development for MESSENGER Mission

05-30-01Kalbaugh Appointed Assistant Director, Programs, at JHU/APL

05-30-01Eric Bohn Named CIO at JHU/APL

05-30-01APL Ships Atmospheric Spacecraft for Upcoming Launch

05-11-01Haze-Preventing Eye Drops Named APL Invention of the Year

05-02-01‘Space Academy’ Coming to APL

04-26-01JHU/APL to Honor Top Inventors, Inventions on May 11

04-20-01NEAR Team Studies Small-Scale Features on Eros

04-17-01U.S. Army and JHU Launch Biotechnology Partnership

04-03-01NSBRI Funds Five Biomedical Projects at Johns Hopkins APL

03-27-01JHU/APL Receives Governor’s Citation for Scientific Achievement

03-22-01The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Announces Licensing Agreement with Goodrich

03-15-01APL Advances Propulsion Technology for Hypersonic Missile Applications

03-02-01JHU/APL Hosts Media Event. Reporters Invited to Go Behind the Scenes of a Mission to Explore One of the Last Frontiers in Earth’s Atmosphere

02-28-01The End of an Asteroidal Adventure. NEAR Shoemaker Phones Home for the Last Time

02-22-01JHU/APL Broadens Use of Its Satellite Communications Facility

02-20-01JHU/APL Wins 2001 Pre-College Program of the Year Award

02-14-01NEAR Shoemaker’s Historic Landing on Eros Exceeds Science, Engineering Expectations

02-12-01NEAR Shoemaker Makes Historic Touchdown on Asteroid Eros

01-31-01NEAR Mission Meets Science Goals; Ready for First-Ever Controlled Descent to an Asteroid

01-23-01Cassini Camera Visualizes the Invisible During Jupiter Flyby

01-10-01APL Explores New Wind Tunnel Model Fabrication Method

01-10-01NEAR Shoemaker Primed for Final Weeks in Orbit

2000 Press Releases

12-18-00APL Researchers Now Able to Map Global Space Weather

12-13-00NEAR Shoemaker Engine Burn Puts Spacecraft on Track for Final Months in Orbit

11-17-00APL Hosts Student Press Conference; Local Students Go Behind the Scenes of a Maryland-Based Space Mission

10-24-00NEAR Scientists Gathering Solid Data on Complex Asteroid Eros

10-23-00NEAR Shoemaker Closes in for Unprecedented View of an Asteroid

10-06-00APL Hosts First On-Site Career Fair: 10-14

10-06-00NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin to Speak at JHU/APL Colloquium

10-05-00Applied Physics Lab Tops United Way Campaign Goal

09-21-00NEAR Mission Discoveries Highlighted in Latest Issue of Science

08-10-00Researchers Find Evidence of Folds on Europa, Provide Clues About Evolution of Jovian Moon’s Surface

08-08-00APL Licenses Internet Technologies to Sphere Corporation

06-28-00Food Toxin Sensor Selected as Johns Hopkins APL Invention of the Year

06-12-00JHU/APL to Honor Inventors at 06-27 Ceremony

06-06-00APL Launches Spin-off Company to Commercialize Software

05-30-00NEAR Shoemaker Observations Link Eros to Primordial Solar System

05-05-00International Conference Attendees Examine, Outline Successful Elements of Low-Cost Space Missions

05-02-00APL Licenses Innovative Retinal Treatment Technology to Akorn, Inc.

04-28-00APL Applies its Expertise to Maryland Company

04-20-00International Conference to Focus on Status, Future of Low-Cost Planetary Missions

03-14-00NEAR Spacecraft Renamed for Planetary Science Pioneer

03-13-00NEAR Team Reports Exciting First Month of Asteroid Eros Exploration

02-17-00NEAR Team Digs into Early Data from Eros

02-13-00NEAR Captures an Asteroid’s Heart

02-08-00NEAR Poised for Historic Asteroid Encounter

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