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2019

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).