The Latest News from AFRL New Mexico
From launching satellites equipped with the latest technology, to unveiling a new cutting-edge innovation, there’s always something going on at AFRL New Mexico.
ALBUQUERQUE-Students, teachers and other New Mexicans doing remarkable things in science, technology, engineering and math education will be honored at the state’s first Excellence in STEM Awards, aka The STEMYS, on Feb. 23 at Hotel Albuquerque.
ALBUQUERQUE-A team from the University of New Mexico took the top honors today at the inaugural AFRL Spacecraft Robotics Challenge. The team, comprised of graduate and undergraduate engineering students, beat out other robotics teams from around the region to claim first place and the $6,000 top prize.
The Air Force Research Laboratory New Mexico unveiled new numbers that show its impact to the State of New Mexico's economy. The study, done by the University of New Mexico's Institute for Policy, Evaluation and Research, shows that AFRL had a total economic impact of $659 Million in FY 2016. It also shows that AFRL NM supports more than 4,100 jobs in New Mexico. The full report can be found here.
The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing (AMOS) site celebrated 50 years of operation in 2016. The site, home to the Department of Defense’s largest electro-optical telescope, opened in late 1966 as the Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Midcourse Optical Observatory Station at a time when the Air Force relied on radar as the main method of space surveillance.
Engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate Integrated Structural Systems Program are receiving an award for their achievement in notable technology development.
By Maddy Hayden / Journal Staff Writer
Silver City native Harrison Schmitt was 37 when he landed on the moon with the Apollo 17 crew in 1972. It was the last of the lunar missions. Many of those who helped him and others get there, though, were much younger.
By Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff Writer
The Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base is aggressively stepping up its efforts to take new technologies to market with help from New Mexico universities.
By Jeanne Dailey
The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate supported mechanical engineering students from the University of New Mexico during preparations to launch the world’s largest amateur rocket May 27 in Rio Rancho.
By Senior Airman Nigel Sandridge, Kirtland Public Affairs
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- The Air Force Research Laboratory gave members of TEDx Albuquerque a glimpse of some upcoming projects during a tour on Kirtland Air Force Base May 17.