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10/09/2013 SwRI study finds that Pluto satellites’ orbital ballet may hint of long-ago collisions

SwRI planetary scientists have developed a new model of Pluto’s five satellites

10/08/2013 Juno spacecraft to slingshot past Earth en route to Jupiter

On Oct. 9, 2013, the Juno spacecraft will fly past the Earth for a gravity-assist boost that will slingshot the probe onward to Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.

09/30/2013 SwRI adds five chambers for deep water simulation testing

SwRI now offers five additional chambers for high-pressure, high-temperature testing of oil country tubular goods and subsea technologies.

09/25/2013 SwRI to launch Automotive Consortium for Embedded Security™ (ACES)

SwRI to hold information exchange meeting on Automotive Consortium for Embedded Security (ACES).

09/19/2013 CYGNSS hurricane satellite mission passes key review milestone

NASA mission to advance hurricane forecasting and tracking methods

09/09/2013 SwRI deploys novel vehicle-to-grid aggregation system

SwRI has deployed the first SAE-compliant electric vehicle aggregation system that provides bidirectional power using direct current fast charging technology

09/05/2013 SwRI study suggests debris flows on frozen arctic sand dunes are similar to dark dune spot-seepage flows on Mars

Snow or frost can melt to form debris flows on sunward-facing slopes of sand dunes in the Alaskan arctic at air temperatures colder than the melting point of water.

09/05/2013 IBEX spacecraft measures changes in the direction of interstellar winds buffeting our solar system

Turbulence in the interstellar cloud may be affecting wind direction

08/28/2013 Breslof receives SRA International Hartford-Nicholsen Award

Award to bestowed at 2013 SRA International Annual Meeting held Oct. 26–30 in New Orleans

08/23/2013 DARPA selects Southwest Research Institute to support DARPA Robotics Challenge

SwRI to develop and support the test apparatuses used to evaluate competitors