December 21, 2007 – The Herald Journal
The Senate approved a major spending bill late Thursday night, by a vote of 76 to 17, which will fund several projects in Cache Valley. Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah, spearheaded the effort to get the $290 million in allocations for Utah. Millions will come to Utah State University and surrounding projects.
December 21, 2007 – The Herald Journal
Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Lab recently began offering two scholarships to encourage more women to pursue science and engineering careers. Sarah Isert, an engineering major and Taren McKenna, a physics major, were the first recipients of the new awards.
December 12, 2007 – USU VP Research Office
The Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory has created a new scholarship to encourage and honor women who are pursuing careers in science and engineering.
December 10, 2007 – NASA News Release
NASA's AIM satellite has provided the first global-scale, full-season view of iridescent polar clouds that form 50 miles above Earth's surface.
December 7, 2007 – USURF
Six years after successful launch, the Space Dynamics Laboratory’s SABER, or Sounding of the Atmosphere using Broadband Emission Radiometry, instrument continues to gather data that is helping scientists understand global temperature profiles and sources of atmospheric cooling.
November 15, 2007 – Utah State University
Utah State University research professor Tom Wilkerson, a senior scientist with the university’s Space Dynamics Laboratory, is a recipient of the 2007 Utah Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology.
November 15, 2007 – The Salt Lake Tribune
The State Advisory Council for Science and Technology honored eight Utahns for their contributions to science and technology Tuesday night.
November 9, 2007 – Deseret Morning News
Federal money for Utah's National Guard, the Dugway Proving Ground, Hill Air Force Base and other military programs in the state will be on its way once President Bush signs the final version of the defense spending bill passed by the House and Senate this week.
November 7, 2007 – The Herald Journal
A senior researcher at Utah Statue University’s Space Dynamics Lab has been named a recipient of the 2007 Utah Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology. Tom Wilkerson will receive the award during a ceremony hosted by Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr. at Salt Lake City’s Clark Planetarium on Nov. 13.
November 5, 2007 – InformationWeek
NASA on Friday announced the new projects, to help meet critical needs. Teams from Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., will lead the efforts, which are part of NASA's Innovative Partnerships Program Seed Fund. The fund is used for overcoming technology barriers with joint-development programs and cost sharing.
November 5, 2007 – USURF
The Space Dynamics Laboratory is proud to announce that Dr. Tom Wilkerson, SDL senior scientist, will receive a 2007 Utah Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology.
November 1, 2007 – SpaceDev Media
SpaceDev announced today that it has been awarded a $100,000 firm fixed price contract for the development of a new radiator technology for satellite thermal control. SpaceDev will collaborate with the Space Dynamics Laboratory of Utah State University to build and test a validation prototype of a new light-weight, high performance radiator technology for space applications.
USU’s Space Dynamics Laboratory demonstrates latest Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance technology
October 11, 2007 – USURF
On October, 10, Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory hosted congressional staff and key industry leaders at an open house which demonstrated their latest technology in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. Front and center was the demonstration of the DUSTER program, for which Sen. Bennett was instrumental in securing funding.
September 17, 2007 – Space News
When the National Science Foundation surveyed U.S. university spending on aeronautical and astronautical engineering research for 2004, Utah State University topped the list thanks in no small part to the campus' Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL), a non-profit research corporation that works on civilian and military projects. For the past five decades, SDL has delivered sensors and subsystems for more than 400 space- and aircraft- based payloads.
September 17, 2007 – The Herald Journal
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved Department of Defense funding for the next fiscal year, including $5 million for Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Lab.
September 11, 2007 – Defense Industry Daily
Utah State University Research Foundation, North Logan, Utah, is being awarded $10M for cost-plus-fixed-fee completion task order #0007 under previously awarded contract (N00173-02-D-2003) for research in the area of Time Critical Sensor Image/Data Processing. Specifically, they will research advanced networking, compression/image processing, and ground/control station sensor processing.
September 10, 2007 – The Utah Statesman
The Space Dynamics Lab researchers have spent the last 2 1/2 years developing technology that could be used to expose weaknesses in USU's current infrastructure that are especially vulnerable to terrorists. The program is called Exercise Scenario Modeling Tool, and it would be used to create simulations of possible cyber-terrorist attacks on anything from financial institutions to the basic emergency services, like 911.
August 28, 2007 – USURF
September 10-13 marks the 16th year of the CALCON Technical Conference held on the Utah State University campus in the Nora Eccles Conference Center.
August 3, 2007 – KCPW
Utah State University is one of five institutions developing ways to combat what has been termed "cyberterrorism." In fact, the school's Space Dynamics Lab is in line to receive two million dollars from the federal government. KCPW's Eric Ray spoke with Homeland Security Program Manager Jim Marshall to get a definition of "cyberterrorism.".
August 1, 2007 – The Herald Journal
Team will likely get $2 million funding to continue work—With computers controlling everything from ATMs to hospital databases, attacks on the nation’s technological infrastructure could cause major disruptions. A Utah State University lab is attempting to plan for these situations.
July 31, 2007 – USURF
With the Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) hosting the opening social, Utah State University is gearing up for the 21st Annual Small Satellite Conference August 13 – 16 at the Eccles Conference Center on the USU campus.
July 27, 2007 – USURF
The Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory in North Logan, Utah is pleased to announce that Janet C. Karika has accepted a position on the Utah State University Research Foundation Board of Trustees.
July 16, 2007 – Space News, Boston
More than three years after the Pentagon canceled the joint development of a pair of experimental missile warning satellites with Russia, the two countries have yet to settle on a new avenue of missile defense cooperation.
July 1, 2007 – The Herald Journal
The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved two spending bills that would provide $1.5 million for Utah State University research. USU’s Space Dynamics Lab (SDL) would receive $500,000; a study on the economic impact of renewable energy sources in rural Utah would get $1 million.
May 18, 2007 – USURF
Early Tuesday morning, a cargo spacecraft carrying the world’s first space soil physics experiment docked with the International Space Station. The Optimization of Root Zone Substrates, or ORZS, is a collaborative venture between Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory and the Russian Institute of Biomedical Problems, or IBMP, that will help future space explorers overcome the challenges of growing plants in space.
May 3, 2007 – KPVI News
Last week, NASA launched their first mission to the explore mysterious ice clouds on the edge of space. Not only was Idaho falls native Brandon Paulson a key component of some of NASA's projects, but he accomplished a lot of what he did while battling cancer.
April 26, 2007 – BBC News
The US space agency (Nasa) has launched a mission to study the highest clouds on Earth - noctilucent clouds.
April 26, 2007 – USURF
Nearly 10 years ago, Utah State University professor Mike Taylor saw an unusual glow in Logan’s night sky. The light came from a rare type of cloud, which forms high in the atmosphere and shines after dark. These noctilucent clouds are usually seen in polar regions and had never been documented as far south as Utah.
April 26, 2007 – The Herald Journal
Embedded in the emotion surrounding another successful launch of a USU instrument into space was the death of Brandon Paulsen, who presided over the NASA project for two years. Faced with metastatic melanoma, Paulsen died in 2005 — an abrupt end for a 32-yearold aspiring engineer who had already accomplished much in the aerospace industry. While friends and family clapped Wednesday as the spacecraft carrying the instrument reached orbit, some also cried, remembering the passion Paulsen brought to the project.
April 25, 2007 – USURF
Cirrus clouds, stratus clouds, cumulus clouds – since ancient times, people have gazed skyward and pondered fluffy wisps of white and angry gray thunderheads.
Launch of science instrument built in North Logan, Utah will give insight to changes in weather and climate
April 25, 2007 – USURF
With today’s successful launch of NASA’s Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) mission, Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Lab (SDL) sends another science instrument into space.
April 19, 2007 – Utah State Today
With next Wednesday’s scheduled launch of a NASA science mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, friends and coworkers from the Space Dynamics Laboratory remember a young engineer who died at 32 from metastatic melanoma, an end-stage form of skin cancer.
April 12, 2007 – The Salt Lake Tribune
Clouds forming at the edge of space appear to be getting brighter and more frequent, raising questions as to their possible link to global warming. An upcoming NASA mission, with an assist from Utah State University, will send a satellite into orbit to study noctilucent clouds, which appear to glow at night.
April 11, 2007 – KSL News
Changing movements of elusive clouds on the very edge of space could be more ammunition for global warming. Two weeks from now, NASA will launch a spacecraft with a Utah-built instrument aboard that will probe that cold region of our outer atmosphere.
Science instrument built in Utah will gather data from Earth's highest clouds to gain insight to change in global climate
April 5, 2007 – USURF
Scientists will soon begin collecting data from Earth’s highest clouds with an instrument designed and built at Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) in North Logan, Utah. Many scientists believe that recent changes in these high-altitude, night-shining clouds may be indicators of change in our global climate and weather patterns.
April 3, 2007 – USURF
Oren B. Phillips, retired vice president of business development for ATK, a leader in aerospace technologies and manufacturing, is starting his responsibilities as newly elected chairman for the USURF Board of Trustees.
March 12, 2007 – NASA
NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) spacecraft arrived Saturday at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., for a targeted April 25 launch aboard a Pegasus XL rocket.