Space Dynamics Laboratory

Jacob Given/Space Dynamics Laboratory

Satellite systems are a key part of many of the things we rely on each day, from air travel to power grids. In order to better understand how space weather can affect satellites, NASA is working to study atmospheric waves from the International Space Station. Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Lab recently reached a key milestone in this experiment.

NASA Mission Achieves Astounding Goal

Oct 26, 2020
NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

Thursday, October 22, NASA received inmages confirming a spacecraft the size of a school bus grabbed a sample from an asteroid over 200 million miles from earth. The cameras and electronics used in this mission were made in Cache Valley.

Kelden Peterson / Space Dynamics Laboratory

Making phone calls from deep space is a challenge even from large spacecraft, but from small satellites it is exceptionally hard. The communications devices for small spacecraft that will be used in an upcoming NASA mission will be provided by the Space Dynamics Lab at Utah State University.

Space Dynamics Labratory

The telescope that first observed the NEOWISE comet now seen soaring and sizzling above the earth was built at the Space Dynamics Laboratory in Logan back in 2009. It was made for NASA’s mission originally called WISE to survey deep space from low earth orbit.

For a short time on May 19th, Utah students had the opportunity to speak with astronauts orbiting 250 miles above earth’s surface on the International Space Station.

USU Scientists Built Cameras For NASA's Latest Mission

Sep 9, 2016
Kyle Todecheene, The Utah Statesman

NASA launched a rocket Thursday night carrying cameras built by scientists at Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory. SDL employees and their families gathered to watch a live stream of the launch and celebrate four years of hard work.