Mission Operations

Well-executed mission operations are vital to ensure overall mission success. SDL provides direct support to mission operations for NASA, NSF, and DoD programs, including pass planning, commanding, experiment plan execution, mission data processing, state-of-health monitoring, and data dissemination. SDL leverages our capabilities in designing and building systems to optimize mission operations.


  • Mission, spacecraft, and payload operations
  • Custom computational tools to validate command sequences
  • Automated collection planning algorithms
  • Command and control
  • Ground terminal access
  • Data exploitation solutions
  • Enterprise ground services
  • Automated personnel notification system
  • GMSEC compliant software



Dynamic Ionosphere Cubesat Experiment

Twin CubeSats mapped the geomagnetic Storm Enhanced Density (SED) plasma bulge and plume formations in Earth’s ionosphere.


Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere Solar Occultation for Ice Experiment

SOFIE is one of three instruments aboard the Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) satellite. AIM’s objective is to study polar mesospheric clouds and the environment in which they form.


HyperAngular Rainbow Polarimeter

The HARP instrument is a wide field-of-view hyperangular imaging polarimeter designed to characterize aerosol and cloud properties.


Spatial Infrared Imaging Telescope

SPIRIT III was the infrared sensor aboard MDA’s Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX). This long-wave infrared instrumentation package consisted of a high spatial resolution radiometer, a high spectral resolution interferometer-spectrometer, and an extremely high-off-axis-rejection telescope.

Various DoD Programs