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USU Space Dynamics Lab Celebrates 25 Years Working With Dept. Of Defense

Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory is celebrating its 25th year being a part of the U.S. Department of Defense as a University Affiliated Research Center.

Scott Conner, SDL’s Missile Defense Agency UARC director, said UARCs were developed to ensure that essential engineering and technology capabilities that are important to the DOD are maintained.


Conner said SDL does several different kinds of work for the DOD, including satellite technologies, ground data stations, space and airborne sensor systems, engineering, testing and calibration. Read the rest of the story on


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