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New APL Board of Managers member Gary Roughead.

Former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Roughead Joins APL Board
Former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead has joined APL’s Board of Managers. He will join other leaders from the military, public service, private industry and academia who advise the Laboratory.
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Artist’s rendering of the MESSENGER spacecraft.

MESSENGER Mission Ends with Expected Impact on Mercury's Surface
Mission controllers at APL confirmed today that NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft impacted the surface of Mercury, as predicted, at 3:26 p.m. EDT this afternoon (3:34 p.m. ground time).
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Artist’s impression of ORS Tech CubeSat in orbit

APL Recognizes Top Inventions, Innovations and Publications
APL’s annual Achievement Awards ceremony, held on April 28, recognized top innovations, publications and research and development at the Laboratory during 2014.
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A Colorado man wears two of APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limbs.

Amputee Makes History by Controlling Two Modular Prosthetic Limbs
A Colorado man became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limbs.
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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