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03/12/2015 SwRI-led researchers study methane-rich plumes from Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus

Methane produced by hydrothermal processes at rock-water boundary

03/10/2015 Magnetospheric Multiscale Spacecraft Poised for Launch

MMS mission to study a universal force of nature: magnetic reconnection

03/03/2015 SwRI receives $9.9 million from U.S. DOE to improve solar plant efficiency

SwRI will lead a team of industry collaborators to develop a high-efficiency supercritical CO2 hot gas turbo-expander and compact heat exchangers for concentrating solar power plants.

03/03/2015 SwRI’s Walker named Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Walker to be formally recognized May 6 at AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala

02/24/2015 Southwest Research Institute wins $20 million EPA contract for emissions testing, analytical services

SwRI to evaluate vehicles, fuels and additives to ensure regulatory and safety requirements

02/23/2015 SwRI directors, trustees get technical briefings at 67th Annual Trustees Meeting

Six cutting-edge science, technology projects highlighted

01/22/2015 Rosetta data reveals more surprises about comet 67P

Coma composition varies significantly over time

12/11/2014 SwRI scientists develop solar observatory for use on suborbital manned space missions

SSIPP will be on exhibit at AGU fall meeting

11/13/2014 NASA New Horizons spacecraft set to wake up for Pluto encounter

New Horizons will awaken from hibernation for the last time this December

11/10/2014 SwRI-led team telescope effort reveals asteroid’s size for the first time

Scientists also discover Patroclus-Menoetius asteroid has a non-spherical shape

10/23/2014 Citizen scientists help SwRI researchers perform astronomy research

$1 million grant to fund citizen astronomers in rural communities of Western U.S.

10/23/2014 SwRI researchers named Ballistics Science Fellows of International Ballistics Society

Honor recognizes researchers’ contributions to field of ballistics technology

10/15/2014 Putzig named NASA Planetary Science Early Career Fellow

Fellowship opens new grant funding avenues for supplemental research

10/07/2014 SwRI opens new high-horsepower dynamometer facility to service marine, rail and petroleum industries

New facility expands SwRI’s large-engine research and evaluation for engines up to 7,000 horsepower 

09/23/2014 Manufacturing Day Open House

SwRI® offers glimpse into advanced technologies, processes available