News

2020

Flying cubesats from home

May 11, 2020 – SpaceNews

Pandemic accelerates trend toward remote operations.

USU graduates 51 student employees from Space Dynamics Laboratory

May 5, 2020 – abc4 News

51 student employees from the Space Dynamics Laboratory at the Utah State University graduated on Tuesday.

Space Dynamics Lab Celebrates Graduating Student Employees

May 5, 2020 – Space Dynamics Laboratory

The Space Dynamics Laboratory announced today that 51 of its student employees from Utah State University have graduated.

Space ISAC opens general membership

May 1, 2020 – The Colorado Springs Business Journal

The Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center is accepting general membership applications starting today, the first day of National Space Month.

Cameras To Help NASA Learn About The Origin Of Earth Were Made In Utah

May 1, 2020 – Utah Public Radio

Utah’s own Space Dynamics Laboratory is working with NASA to find clues that could give more insight into the big questions about where we come from.

Space Dynamics Laboratory Prepares Innovative Light Imaging Instrument For Launch Into Space

April 27, 2020 – Utah Public Radio

Utah’s Space Dynamics Laboratory recently delivered a test version of a satellite sub-unit to NASA that will measure the movements of microscopic creatures within Earth’s oceans from space. The Space Dynamics Laboratory is an affiliate lab to Utah State University and is working on a sub-unit of the PACE spacecraft, which NASA will launch into space in 2022. PACE stands for Plankton Aerosol Cloud Ocean Ecosystem.

Space Dynamics Lab Built Tool Aids Asteroid Sample Collection Rehearsal

April 27, 2020 – Via Satellite

NASA recently announced that its spacecraft known as OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security) has successfully rehearsed a maneuver to collect a sample from the asteroid Bennu using a Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL)-built camera detector assembly. The rehearsal brought the spacecraft through two maneuvers to a point approximately 213 feet above the surface, before backing the spacecraft away.

Space Dynamics Lab Supports Spacecraft’s Rehearsal of Asteroid Sample Collection Event

April 27, 2020 – Space Dynamics Laboratory

NASA recently announced that its Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification and Security - Regolith Explorer spacecraft, known as OSIRIS-REx, has successfully rehearsed a maneuver to collect a sample from the asteroid Bennu using the Space Dynamics Laboratory-built “SamCam” camera detector assembly.

Some engineers at USU's Space Dynamics Lab are piloting their satellites from home

April 23, 2020 – Standard-Examiner

Ready to add yet another task to the list of jobs folks are successfully doing from home?

USU Space Dynamics Lab delivers test unit to NASA for spacecraft set for 2022 launch

April 21, 2020 – KSL.com

The Utah State University Space Dynamics Lab in North Logan has delivered to NASA an engineering test unit for a major subsystem of its PACE spacecraft scheduled for launch in 2022.

USU Space Dynamics Lab delivers test unit to NASA for spacecraft set for 2022 launch

April 20, 2020 – Deseret News

The Utah State University Space Dynamics Lab in North Logan has delivered to NASA an engineering test unit for a major subsystem of its PACE spacecraft scheduled for launch in 2022.

How Engineers are Operating Deep-Space Probes, Martian Rovers, and Satelites from Their Homes

April 20, 2020 – The Verge

Last Tuesday, a team of engineers sat huddled around their computer screens, monitoring a spacecraft as it maneuvered around a rocky asteroid more than 140 million miles from Earth. They were conducting an important interplanetary dress rehearsal, running the spacecraft through many of the operations it will do in August when it attempts to snag a tiny sample of rocks from the asteroid’s surface.

Space Dynamics Lab Meets Major Milestone for NASA’s Ocean Ecosystem Mission

April 20, 2020 – Space Dynamics Laboratory

The Space Dynamics Laboratory announced today that it recently delivered to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center an engineering test unit of the Short-Wave Infrared Detection Assembly, a major subcomponent on NASA’s Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem spacecraft.

Flying Spacecrafts from Home

April 15, 2020 – KUTV News

NASA taking social distancing to heart by having satelite operators here in Utah fly spacecrafts from their own homes.

In Response to COVID-19, Space Dynamics Lab Satellite Operators “Fly” Small Satellites from Home

April 15, 2020 – Space Dynamics Laboratory

The Space Dynamics Laboratory announced today that satellite operators are flying NASA spacecraft from their homes to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Space Dynamics Lab Answers Call to Help with Severe Blood Shortage

April 14, 2020 – Space Dynamics Laboratory

In response to a call for blood donations from the American Red Cross, the Space Dynamics Laboratory hosted a blood drive in North Logan on Monday, April 13, 2020. SDL employees donated 36 pints of blood.

Space Dynamics Lab Awarded Patents for Cold Atom Research to Improve Time Accuracy

April 3, 2020 – Space Dynamics Laboratory

The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently issued three patents to the Space Dynamics Laboratory for innovative inventions used in researching cold atoms—a pivotal element to precise space-based timing. SDL’s Elemental Alkali-Metal Dispenser, and two types of Grating Magneto Optical Traps will enable scientists and engineers to design and build atomic clocks with hyper-accuracy.

Space Dynamics Lab-Built SmallSat Successfully Deployed from ISS – Now Being Flown by Lab

March 2, 2020 – Space Dynamics Laboratory

The Space Dynamics Laboratory announced today that a small satellite built by SDL was successfully deployed into orbit, and early telemetry indicates that the spacecraft health is nominal and the satellite is operating as designed.

Space Dynamics Lab Elects Retired Rear Admiral Liz Young to Board of Directors

February 26, 2020 – Space Dynamics Laboratory

H. Scott Hinton, president of the Space Dynamics Laboratory, announced that government leader Liz Young has been appointed to SDL’s Board of Directors. Young has served as a member of SDL’s guidance council since 2014 and will continue to serve in that capacity.