Space Dynamics Laboratory Opens Facility in Albuquerque

November 26, 2019 | Space Dynamics Laboratory

NORTH LOGAN, Utah, November 26, 2019 – 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.

As one of fourteen University Affiliated Research Centers, SDL serves as a trusted advisor of the US government and a strategic Department of Defense research center created to develop critical technologies that protect the US and its interests. SDL works with the Department of Defense, NASA, and industry in developing solutions to technical challenges for capabilities in space, in the air, on the ground, in the sea, and in cyberspace. The lab’s capabilities include satellite technologies, sensor systems, ground stations for space-based platforms, networking and data assurance, science and engineering solutions, and testing and calibration for space, airborne, and miniaturized systems.

“Albuquerque has become an important location for the advancement of small satellites and related technologies,” said H. Scott Hinton, president of SDL. “The talent base in Albuquerque in the area of small satellite technologies is exceptional, and the proximity to our government partners will enable SDL to work side-by-side with them. We are currently seeking to fill positions to add to our dedicated workforce of more than 900 talented engineers, scientists, technicians, and business professionals.”

For sixty years, SDL has proven itself as an essential partner for a variety of defense organizations in the research and development of advanced technologies. From the development of small satellite capabilities in North Logan, Utah, and in Albuquerque, to creating modular software architectures for satellite operations, SDL enables advances in technologies for the defense of our nation.

“SDL takes its role as a government research center sincerely and actively,” said Hinton. “Our efforts in Albuquerque aligns with our goal to seek opportunities where our core competencies complement the missions of our partners.”

Headquartered in North Logan, UT, SDL is a non-profit organization of Utah State University with offices in Albuquerque, NM; Bedford, MA; Dayton, OH; Huntsville, AL; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Stafford, VA; and Washington, DC. SDL solves critical national and scientific challenges for a secure and prosperous tomorrow by designing, developing, and deploying mission systems in support of science and national security. For more information, please visit