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The Media Relations Office at JPL is responsible for issuing press releases and hosting media events. As an institution, discussing new discoveries with the public is key to JPL's success as an institution. Below are selected press releases from JPL about new advances in many research fields.
New Antenna for the SWOT Satellite Allows for High Data Rate Communication
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have developed and demonstrated a new antenna for the SWOT telecommunication system in record time that is able to downlink high data rates. Read the news release 'New Antenna for the SWOT Satellite Allows for High Data Rate Communication'

DHS and NASA Technology Helps Save Four in Nepal Earthquake Disaster
Four men trapped under up to 10 feet of bricks, mud and other debris have been rescued in Nepal thanks to new search-and-rescue technology developed in partnership by the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate and JPL. Read the news release 'DHS and NASA Technology Helps Save Four in Nepal Earthquake Disaster'

Deep Space Atomic Clock
The Deep Space Atomic Clock mission will explore how to better navigate spacecraft and collect data with more precision. Read the news release 'Deep Space Atomic Clock'

Glitter Cloud May Serve As Space Mirror
Space telescopes may one day make use of glitter-like materials to help take images of new worlds, according to JPL researchers. Read the news release 'Glitter Cloud May Serve As Space Mirror'

Heat-Converting Material Patents Licensed
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, has licensed patents on high-temperature thermoelectric materials to Evident Technologies, Troy, New York, which provides these kinds of materials and related power systems. Read the news release 'Heat-Converting Material Patents Licensed'

Space Radar Helps Track Underground Water Pollution Risk
Satellite observations provide a new and more accurate way to assess where underground water in northern Italy is most at risk from pollutants. Read the news release 'Space Radar Helps Track Underground Water Pollution Risk'

Successful Test Flights for Mars Landing Technology
The ADAPT test system can help a spacecraft divert its course and make a smooth, pinpoint landing. Two technology demonstration test flights were completed in California in 2014. Read the news release 'Successful Test Flights for Mars Landing Technology'

Study of Atmospheric 'Froth' May Help GPS Communications
A new study of Earth's ionosphere, a part of the upper atmosphere, could have applications for better GPS communications. Read the news release 'Study of Atmospheric 'Froth' May Help GPS Communications'

National Academy of Engineering Adds Two JPL Members
Two JPL researchers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the highest professional distinction for engineers. Read the news release 'National Academy of Engineering Adds Two JPL Members'

NASA Aircraft, Spacecraft Aid Atmospheric River Study
NASA is part of a major field campaign studying intense atmospheric river storms from the ocean, land, air and space Read the news release 'NASA Aircraft, Spacecraft Aid Atmospheric River Study'

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