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Press Releases

09/22/2009 Radar map of buried Mars layers matches climate cycles

MRO's Shallow Radar instrument studying north-polar layered deposits

09/17/2009 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's LAMP shedding light on permanently shadowed regions of the Moon

Lyman alpha emissions will aid LAMP as it seeks water frost on the Moon's surface

08/18/2009 New Army laboratory will support next-generation ground vehicles

Facility designed, constructed using “green” building guidelines

08/11/2009 Southwest Research Institute organizes first NASTAR Suborbital Space Scientist Training course for future research astronauts

SwRI leading a program providing training for prospective scientist-astronauts

08/05/2009 SwRI-developed coatings technology earns 2009 R&D 100 Award

R&D Magazine awards Plasma Enhanced Magnetron Sputter technology top 100 recognition

07/16/2009 Primitive asteroids in the main asteroid belt may have formed far from the Sun

Research findings published in July 16 issue of Nature

06/24/2009 New instrument has potential to detect water deep underground on Mars

MTDEM uses iduction to generate and receive electromagnetic signals that detect water beneath the planet surface

06/18/2009 IBEX spacecraft detects fast neutral hydrogen coming from the moon, gives insight to particle "recycling" processes in space

IBEX-Hi instrument measures atoms at speeds of half a million to 2.5 million mph

06/18/2009 Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission enters implementation phase

MMS will investigate magnetic reconnection, launch scheduled for 2014

06/08/2009 SwRI named among AT&T Supplier Award recipients

Award recognizes Institute for superior supplier relations, product performance

05/12/2009 SwRI-developed data fusion tool helps fight crime, terror attacks

Hydra is a prototype intelligence gathering tool

05/05/2009 SwRI among awardees of $50 billion federal IT contract

Contract is Institute's first GWAC award

03/24/2009 UTSA, SwRI Partner to Join Elite National Research Roundtables

GUIRR provides platform for science and technology leaders to discuss national, international scientific matters

03/20/2009 Joint ESA/NASA mission to use SPICE to explore the center of the Solar System

SPICE will remotely measure plasma properties at or near the Sun

03/07/2009 Innovative avionics enable search for habitable planets

SwRI system will help guide Kepler spacecraft