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2014-03-25 23:02:59

The Naval Research Laboratory has awarded the Blossom Point Tracking Facility Spacecraft Operations and Facilities Services contract to ASRC Federal Space and Defense. The five-year contract is valued at approximately $40 million. Beltsville, MD (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The Naval Research Laboratory has awarded the Blossom Point Tracking Facility Spacecraft Operations and Facilities Services contract to ASRC Federal Space and Defense. The five-year contract is valued at approximately $40...

Navy Looks To Rotating Detonation Engines To Improve Fuel Consumption
2012-11-02 12:49:58

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory With its strong dependence on gas-turbine engines for propulsion, the U.S. Navy is always looking for ways to improve the fuel consumption of these engines. At the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), scientists are studying the complex physics of Rotating Detonation Engines (RDEs) which offer the potential for high dollar savings by way of reduced fuel consumption in gas-turbine engines, explains Dr. Kazhikathra Kailasanath, who heads NRL's Laboratories for...

Abell Galaxy Cluster Harbors Sloshing Clouds Of Gas
2012-01-31 05:00:32

A Naval Research Laboratory scientist is part of a team that has recently discovered that vast clouds of hot gas are "sloshing" in Abell 2052, a galaxy cluster located about 480 million light years from Earth. The scientists are studying the hot (30 million degree) gas using X-ray data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and optical data from the Very Large Telescope to see the galaxies. "The X-ray images were amazing. We were able to see gas sloshing like liquid in a glass" explains...

NASA Selects NRL's MIGHTI For Potential Space Flight
2011-11-11 04:01:38

A Naval Research Laboratory instrument designed to study the Earth's thermosphere is part of a future science mission that has been selected by NASA for evaluation for flight. The NRL-developed Michelson Interferometer for Global High-resolution Thermospheric Imaging (MIGHTI) satellite instrument is part of the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) mission, led by Thomas Immel at the University of California, Berkeley. The ICON mission will fly instruments designed to understand the...

Navy's Electromagnetic Railgun Reaches Testing Milestone
2011-11-02 04:35:54

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Materials Testing Facility demonstrated, Oct.31, the one-thousandth successful firing of its Electromagnetic Railgun, reaching a materials testing milestone in the weapon's technological development and future implementation aboard U.S. Navy warships. "This test demonstrates continued advances in armature development, rail design, and barrel materials used in high power railgun launch," said Dr. Robert Meger, head, NRL Charged Particle Physics Branch....

Department Of Defense Launches New Satellite Out Of Alaska
2011-09-28 06:19:33

The Department of Defense said on Tuesday that a rocket launched from an Alaska island carrying an experimental Navy communications satellite. Peter Wegner, the agency's director of the Operationally Responsive Space Office, said the satellite will allow troops with radios to communicate without the need to position antennas in dangerous settings. The rocket was launched from the state-owned Kodiak Launch Complex for the Naval Research Laboratory project.  Wegner said the project...

2011-08-19 16:00:17

As the Office of Naval Research (ONR) increases its science and technology (S&T) investment in unmanned systems, a number of hurdles need to be overcome including autonomy and littoral operations, ONR's director of innovation said at an Aug. 18 conference on unmanned systems. "We are tackling those issues to find the right technologies for the Navy and Marine Corps," said Dr. Larry Schuette, ONR's director of innovation, at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America 2011 conference, in...

2011-08-17 13:36:48

The Naval Research Laboratory and the Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) through the support of the Office of Naval Research (ONR), has shown an autonomous multi-sensor motion-tracking and interrogation system that reduces the workload for analysts by automatically finding moving objects, then presenting high-resolution images of those objects with no human input. Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) assets in the field generate vast amounts of data that can overwhelm human...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).