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  • U.S. Air Force Designates GO1 Hypersonic Flight Research Vehicle as X-60A

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force has designated the GOLauncher1 (GO1) hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A. The vehicle is being developed by Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Aerospace Systems Directorate, High Speed Systems Division.It is an air-dropped
  • AFRL researchers answer AFWERX Fusion Challenge

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Nine teams of scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory joined other top innovators and creative minds from around the country at the AFWERX Fusion Xperience, June 20-21 in Las Vegas, Nevada to highlight technology ideas designed to identify innovative solutions to enhance Air Force
  • AFRL signs first of its kind software license with Pratt & Whitney

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has executed a software license agreement for FEMORPH modeling and simulation software with licensee Pratt & Whitney and United Technologies Corporation (UTC).AFRL is the first Department of Defense agency to utilize the software licensing authority established under
  • Air Force looking to additive manufacturing to expand hypersonic flight capabilities

    ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. – The Air Force is testing materials produced through ceramic additive manufacturing to advance their potential future use in hypersonic flight vehicles. Scientists with the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate recently entered into a Cooperative Research and Development – Material Transfer
  • New method gives AFRL first look at super cold carbon molecules

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Science just got a little cooler in the Air Force Research Laboratory. Using a helium droplet method that chills molecular species to nearly absolute zero, researchers in the Aerospace Systems Directorate’s Turbine Engine Division are able see carbon clusters, including soot precursors in combustion, in a
  • Linking engineering, art and science: Origami may be key to complex Air Force needs

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Origami, the art of paper folding, has captivated generations of audiences across the globe, as artists craft intricate, intriguing figures and objects by folding just a single sheet of paper. For scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory, the prospect of using origami to create complex,
  • AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate celebrates top performer achievements

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Aerospace Systems Directorate, or RQ, celebrated achievements by top performers during their 6th Annual Awards Luncheon held Jan. 24 at the Presidential Banquet Center in Kettering, Ohio.RQ’s annual awards celebration recognizes and awards excellence across the entire
  • AFRL green monopropellant licensed to Nevada small business

    EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A recently signed Air Force Research Laboratory patent licensing agreement will enable commercialization of a green alternative to hydrazine for spacecraft propulsion.  The AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate has signed a patent license agreement with Digital Solid State Propulsion Inc., a small business located in