Space Dynamics Lab Celebrates 10th Anniversary of NASA Space Telescope Launch

December 18, 2019 – Utah State Today

In a spectacular pre-dawn launch on December 14, 2009, a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket roared to life carrying the 1,457-pound Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer into space.

Space Dynamics Laboratory Opens Facility in Albuquerque

November 26, 2019 – Space Dynamics Laboratory

Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open its new facility in Albuquerque. Representatives from the US Government, the City of Albuquerque, and other VIPs attended the event at SDL’s new 35,000 square foot building that will be used to support research and development efforts for the Air Force Research Laboratory and other organizations.

Tiny NASA satellite will soon see 'rainbows' in clouds

October 28, 2019 –

NASA's next attempt to map invisible specks in the atmosphere that impact climate change and air quality started from a window seat over the Pacific.

Utah State's work is launched into space as part of NASA project

October 12, 2019 – Standard-Examiner

Utah State has sent yet more work into space with the launch of NASA’s ICON (Ionospheric Connection Explorer) weather satellite Thursday night over the Atlantic Ocean.

USU’s Space Dynamics Lab celebrates launch of NASA’s ICON satellite

October 11, 2019 – Fox13 News

NASA has launched a new satellite to study the ionosphere, and a team at Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory was crucial in the satellite's development.

Space Dynamics Lab Cameras Successfully Launched into Ionosphere

October 10, 2019 – Space Dynamics Laboratory

NASA has announced the launch of its Ionospheric Connection Explorer. Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory developed the cameras in two of the primary instruments and led the payload integration and test activities for ICON. The two instruments containing SDL cameras are the Michelson Interferometer for Global High-resolution Thermospheric Imaging, and the Far Ultra Violet Imaging Spectrograph, known as MIGHTI and FUV.

Rocket ride-shares could make going to space like catching a bus

October 9, 2019 – MIT Technology Review

Rocket launches that leave on a regular schedule will make it much cheaper and easier to get small satellites into orbit.

Space Dynamics Lab Delivers Small Satellite in Preparation for Launch to ISS

September 5, 2019 – Space Dynamics Laboratory

Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory announced today that it has delivered a small satellite designed for NASA to measure the microphysical properties of cloud water and ice particles.

Leading Industry, Academic Experts Appointed to Space Dynamics Lab Board

August 30, 2019 – Space Dynamics Laboratory

Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory announced today that it has named Lisa Berreau, Lesa Roe, and Kathryn Tobey to its Board of Trustees.

SDL Celebrates 60 Years

August 3, 2019 – Fox13 News

The Space Dynamics Laboratory at Utah State is celebrating it's 60th Anniversary today.

SDL Celebrates 60 Years

August 3, 2019 – abc4 News

In Logan, most of the town hit 93 degrees today, but at one very cool demonstration at Utah State University, it was -321.

Utah has a Place in Space

July 3, 2019 – Salt Lake Magazine

Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong took his one small step. (For a thrilling account of how it went down, or actually, up, see Apollo 11 which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on opening night.) As well as Cape Canaveral and Houston, Utah from the Space Dynamics Laboratory to the Green Beam, contributed to the giant leap for mankind and other U.S. space endeavors.

Former intelligence agency director joins SDL guidance council

June 14, 2019 – HJ News

Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory announced the recent appointment of Robert Cardillo to its guidance council.

Robert Cardillo Joins Space Dynamics Lab’s Guidance Council

June 3, 2019 – WashingtonExec

Former National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo has been appointed to Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory Guidance Council.

USU Science Dean Maura Hagan Named to National Academy of Sciences

May 6, 2019 – Utah State Today

Utah State University Science Dean Maura Hagan is among 100 U.S. scientists and 25 international associates elected this year to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the world’s premier academic institutions, which provides science advice to the U.S. federal government and other national and international policy-making organizations.

Space Dynamics Laboratory Honors Graduating Utah State Students

April 25, 2019 – Utah State Today

Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory recognized 55 employees who are graduating from USU in May during a dinner and reception last night on Innovation Campus in North Logan.

Space Dynamics Lab chosen by NASA to study space weather from Int'l Space Station

March 13, 2019 – HJ News

Utah State University physics professor Mike Taylor has studied upper atmospheric gravity waves for more than three decades. Now, he can lead a project chosen by NASA to study the atmosphere from the International Space Station. A camera that will mount to the station is expected to launch in August 2022.

USU's Atmospheric Waves Experiment chosen by NASA for mission to study space weather

March 6, 2019 – KUTV

Utah State University’s Atmospheric Waves Experiment (AWE) has been chosen by NASA for a mission to study space weather from the International Space Station.The AWE experiment includes the use of an imager, known as the Advanced Mesospheric Temperature Mapper.

NASA Selects Mission to Study Space Weather from Space Station

February 25, 2019 – NASA

NASA has selected a new mission that will help scientists understand and, ultimately, forecast the vast space weather system around our planet. Space weather is important because it can have profound impacts – affecting technology and astronauts in space, disrupting radio communications and, at its most severe, overwhelming power grids.

Citizen Scientists Invited to Join Quest for New Worlds

February 19, 2019 – National Optical Astronomy Observatory

The Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project re-launches this week, with a call to volunteer citizen scientists to join the search for cold worlds near the Sun. With its newly revamped online interface and equipped with twice as much data as before, the project offers new opportunities to discover planets lurking yet unseen in the outer reaches of the solar system (e.g., Planet 9, Planet X) as well as cold nearby "failed stars" (a.k.a. brown dwarfs).