Technology Highlights

JPL is a place where talented people come to work to get things done. We design, build, launch, and operate spacecraft, some of which have traveled to the outer reaches of the solar system, orbit Earth and other planets, rove on the surface of Mars, or use powerful telescopes to peer into the distant universe.  The JPL Technology Highlights documents present a diverse set of technology developments -- selected by the Chief Technologist out of numerous similar efforts at JPL -- that are essential for JPL’s continuing contribution to NASA’s future success.  Please direct any inquiries to


2020 Technology Highlights 

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2019 Technology Highlights 

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2018 Technology Highlights 

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2016-2017 Technology Highlights 

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2015-2016 Technology Highlights

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