Naval Research Lab Space Research Group to Validate Satellite Interoperability

October 14, 2020 – A U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) research group will use its background in space system development to help ensure future satellites have the capability to work together. Announced Aug. 31, NRL’s work supports the Space Development Agency’s two multi-million dollar contract awards for the development of the first generation of the Transport Layer, representing the first…

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Naval Research Laboratory Conducts First Test of Solar Power Satellite Hardware in Orbit

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory engineers launched PRAM, the Photovoltaic Radio-frequency Antenna Module, aboard an Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle on May 17 as part of a comprehensive investigation into prospective terrestrial use of solar energy captured in space. “To our knowledge, this experiment is the first test in orbit of hardware designed specifically for solar power satellites, which could…

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