In this issue: DART impact, APL Achievement Awards, additive manufacturing
Critical Contributions to Critical Challenges • October 11, 2022
DART Mission Impacts Asteroid Target in World First
Ten months after launch, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) — the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration — successfully impacted its asteroid target Dimorphos on Sept. 26. Mission control at Johns Hopkins APL, where the spacecraft was built, announced the successful impact at
7:14 p.m. EDT.
APL Earns Additive Manufacturing Benchmark Challenge Honors
Lab researchers earned two first-place awards and one second-place award in an additive manufacturing modeling challenge from the National Institute of Standards and Technology-led Additive Manufacturing Benchmark 2022 Test Series, known as AM-Bench.
Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium (LSIC) Fall Meeting
Nov. 2-3, 2022 • University of Texas at El Paso and Online
The Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium (LSIC) fall meeting will be held on Nov. 2-3, 2022, at the University of Texas at El Paso and online. The event will feature interrelationships between the six focus areas identified by the consortium, with a specific focus on how they relate to excavation and construction. LSIC’s overall goal is to foster communication and collaboration among academia, industry, nonprofits and government. The fall meeting will feature individual invited talks, group and panel discussions, as well as poster sessions, breakout groups and networking opportunities.
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