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SDL is a complete mission provider for all phases, from requirements development through mission operations. We collaborate with our mission partners and principal investigators to meet or exceed mission objectives.

Key Supporting Technologies

SDL has decades of experience designing, building, and testing instruments and satellites and is an industry leader in thermal technologies, calibration, and modernization.

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Thermal Straps & Technologies

Inventor of the solderless flexible thermal strap, innovative thermal technology developer, and trusted thermal subsystems partner.

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Calibration & Characterization

Providing world-class instrument and component calibration and test for space and airborne systems.

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Modernization & Reengineering

Developing cost-effective depot-level maintenance capabilities and seamless technology insertion solutions.

Safeguarding Your Mission

From the initial concept design to final delivery and deployment, SDL applies mission assurance best practices, cyber resiliency engineering, and high standards for program operational security to ensure our customers’ missions perform as expected.

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Mission Assurance

Full lifecycle engineering process to ensure mission success.

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Built-in system protection from conception to completion and beyond.

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Program Security

Comprehensive support for highly classified Government programs.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our facilities enable us to provide Department of Defense and civil space customers with full lifecycle, multi-domain support to ensure each mission is a success from concept to completion.

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Committed Mission Partner

Responsive & Collaborative

SDL helps translate customer objectives into innovative, executable programs, supporting missions from the proposal phase through award, development, delivery, and beyond.

National Defense

Our experts work closely with our partners to deliver advanced multi-domain solutions that support the warfighter, protect national intelligence assets, and provide a tactical advantage.

PI Support

SDL provides principal investigator (PI) support for a broad range of mission needs, applying our expertise to challenges in planetary science, Earth observation, heliophysics, and astrophysics.