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Slingshot 1 Reaches Orbit

Aerospace's Slingshot 1 satellite successfully launched into orbit as part of from Virgin Orbit’s Straight Up mission, carrying seven payloads for the Space Test Program.
 Bryan Ovidio Chun, this year’s recipient of this year’s Dr. Wanda M. Austin STEM Scholarship, will be a first-generation college student and hopes to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders.

Six Promising Students Awarded Aerospace STEM Scholarships

The Aerospace Corporation awarded scholarships to six students in the regions of its major offices: El Segundo, Calif.; Huntsville, Ala.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Chantilly, Va.; and Hill, Utah.
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Stephen W. Preston Elected to Aerospace's Board of Trustees

The Aerospace Corporation has elected the Honorable Stephen W. Preston, former general counsel of the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency, to its Board of Trustees.
APPLE harnesses the miniaturization of electronics to transition from the larger deep space missions of the past to small, nimble, and more cost-effective missions.

Prototype Spacecraft Power System for Deep Space Secures $600K NASA Grant

The Aerospace Corporation’s Atomic Planar Power for Lightweight Exploration (APPLE) technology, which can enable missions to the deepest parts of the solar system, was awarded a 2022 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase II grant worth approximately $600,000. APPLE is one of the five projects advancing from an initial concept to the next phase of research and development during a two-year study phase.
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About Aerospace

The Aerospace Corporation is a national nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center and has more than 4,841 employees. With major locations in El Segundo, California; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the Washington, D.C. region, Aerospace addresses complex problems across the space enterprise and other areas of national and international significance through agility, innovation, and objective technical leadership. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @AerospaceCorp.

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