Cisco CloudCenter: Get the Hybrid IT Advantage

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Definition - What does Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) mean?

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a research and development center funded by the U.S. federal government and run for NASA by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). JPL's current work focuses on robotic exploration of the Solar System, with more than 200 funded joint collaborations with global researchers, faculty and scientists.

Techopedia explains Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Established in the early 1940s by the U.S. Army and government for the development of missile technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory has come a long way and now mostly focuses on innovation for bringing forth new discoveries in the Solar System. More than two dozen spacecrafts are being used in conducting missions all across the Solar System and distant planets. JPL is currently working on major projects such as the Mars Science Laboratory mission (which includes the Curiosity rover), the Cassini-Huygens mission orbiting Saturn, and the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. JPL has around 5000 researchers employed with an annual budget of about 1.6 billion dollars.

Share this:

Connect with us

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.