News

2001

SDL Launches SABER Telescope on Friday

December 5, 2001 – USURF

Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory and NASA Langley Research Center will launch their SABER (Sounding of the Atmosphere using Broadband Emission Radiometry) instrument as part of NASA's TIMED (Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Mesosphere-Energetics and Dynamics) mission on Friday morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

SDL Develops Technology to Track Moving Targets

November 16, 2001 – USURF

Real-time digital reconnaissance, jointly developed at the Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL), will leave the enemy nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.

Senior Mechanical Engineer Hired at Space Dynamics Lab

November 7, 2001 – USURF

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) at Utah State University is pleased to announce that Steven R. Wassom, PhD, PE, has joined the laboratory as a Senior Mechanical Engineer. He will be responsible for the mechanisms on the Russian American Observational Satellites (RAMOS) program. He will also serve as the group leader for the newly created Mechanical & Thermal Engineering Group, which consists of 25 engineers, designers, and technicians.

Coming down to Earth, Founder retires from Space Dynamics Lab

October 27, 2001 – The Herald Journal

It was early October in 1957. Russian scientists, engaged in a Cold War game of one-upmanship with the United States, launched the world's first satellite - a 183-pound device no larger than a basketball.

Space Dynamics Lab Breaks Ground on Calibration Facility

October 19, 2001 – USURF

Construction of the 43,000 square foot facility was sparked by continuing growth in research contracts and staff increases, said Allan Steed, SDL director. "It has been seven and a half years since we moved into the Jake Garn Research building. I thought it would be 20 years before we outgrew that space."

Governor Appoints SDL'S Cliff Holle as State Science Advisor

August 20, 2001 – USURF

Governor Leavitt has recently appointed Cliff Holle, Business Development Manager of the Space Dynamics Laboratory as Utah's delegate to the Aerospace States Association (ASA).

Satellites draw crowd to USU

August 14, 2001 – The Herald Journal

Small satellites are bringing big money to Cache Valley.

SDL and USU Announce Two-Year Project to Build Wright Flyer

August 8, 2001 – USURF

In honor of the 100th anniversary of powered flight, Utah State University and the Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) have announced plans to build a flying replica of the Wright Flyer using space-age materials for the 2003 Wright Flyer celebrations.

Electrical Engineer Hired at Space Dynamics Lab

July 26, 2001 – USURF

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is pleased to announce that Scott Anderson has joined the company as an Electrical Engineer for the Advanced Reconnaissance Compression Hardware (ARCH) program. As such, he is responsible for detailed designs of ground and space flight electronics. He will work on projects from concept development through design, implementation, test and delivery to produce high reliability space-born instrumentation and ground-based systems.

Electrical Engineer Hired at Space Dynamics Lab

July 26, 2001 – USURF

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is pleased to announce the hiring of Steven M. Baker as an Electrical Engineer for the Advanced Reconnaissance Compression Hardware (ARCH) program. He will be responsible for detailed designs of ground and space flight electronics, including chip-level, board-level and system design using state-of-the-art CAE tools.

Governor Names Deputy Director of SDL to Spaceport Board

July 25, 2001 – USURF

Gov. Mike Leavitt appointed Frank J. Redd, Ph.D., deputy director of Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL), to Utah's Spaceport Advisory Board earlier this month. Redd is one of seven members of the newly formed group, each of whom will serve a four-year term.

SDL and Utah State Host Small Satellite Conference

July 18, 2001 – USURF

Individuals from "space" will be invading Logan as the Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) and Utah State University host the Fifteenth Annual Conference on Small Satellites, August 13th - 16th at the Eccles Conference Center.

Idaho's Shoshone-Bannock Youth to Dedicate New Observatory

May 28, 2001 – USURF

Students at Shoshone-Bannock Junior/Senior High School will gather Tuesday, May 29 to dedicate their campus's newly constructed observatory on Idaho's Fort Hall Indian Reservation. The ceremony, scheduled for 2 p.m., will feature both traditional and modern elements, as the young astronomers, along with teachers, parents, and community members, celebrate a heritage of "stellar" stories along with dreams for the future.

Space Dynamics Lab Hires Quality Specialist

May 27, 2001 – USURF

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dean C. Hansen for the position of Quality Specialist. As such, he is responsible for internal ISO 9001 quality audits, maintaining equipment calibration systems and maintaining corrective action and non-conformance systems.

Systems Engineer Hired at Space Dynamics Lab

May 27, 2001 – USURF

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is pleased to announce that Dean Wada has joined the company as Systems Engineer for the Russian American Observational Satellites (RAMOS). As such, he is responsible for translating system needs into requirements and coordinating the technical aspects of design, fabrication, testing and integration of the satellites to meet those requirements.

PR Specialist and Education Outreach Coordinator Hired at SDL

May 30, 2001 – USURF

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is pleased to announce that Trina Paskett has joined the company as Public Relations (PR) Specialist and Education Outreach Coordinator. As such, she performs a wide range of duties including media relations, marketing, advertising and the coordination and implementation of education and public outreach programs.

Accountant Hired at USU Research Foundation

May 20, 2001 – USURF

The Utah State University Research Foundation (USURF) is pleased to announce the hiring of Craig Merritt for the position of Accountant I. As such, he is responsible for a wide range of accounting functions including financial reporting, budgeting, payroll, forecasting, and accounts receivable and payable.

USU Researcher Receives Governor's Medal for Science and Technology

May 8, 2001 – USURF

Utah State University researcher Gail E. Bingham was one of five Utahns to receive the Governor's Medal for Science and Technology. Governor Mike Leavitt honored Bingham and fellow recipients at a ceremony May 8 at the Governor's mansion.

New Technical Liaison hired for SDL's Washington DC Office

May 4, 2001 – USURF

The Washington DC office of the Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is pleased to announce the hiring of James C. Fraser, PhD as Technical Liaison between SDL and various Department of Defense agencies in the areas of remote sensing, infrared and radar instrumentation, and multi-sensor data fusion. He will also provide technical and analytical support.

Space Week Brings Activities to Students

May 4, 2001 – The Salt Lake Tribune

The way sixth-grader Taylor Jensen sees the future, the car he will drive will be guided by a global positioning satellite.

Teachers Plan First Utah Space Week for Schools

April 20, 2001 – USURF

During the first two weeks in May, students attending 26 schools across northern Utah will be going into outer space.

The Space Dynamics Lab Honors Graduating Seniors

April 20, 2001 – USURF

Graduation impacts universities in many ways. For the Utah State University (USU) Research Foundation and Space Dynamics Lab (SDL) it means saying goodbye to 36 excellent employees.

Utah State Research Foundation Honors Employees

April 13, 2001 – USURF

"2001: A Space Odyssey" was the theme for the annual Service Appreciation Award Banquet hosted by the Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) and Utah State University Research Foundation March 22 in the Taggart Student Center Ballroom.

ARC Announces New Employee

April 8, 2001 – USURF

The Affiliated Research Center (ARC), a unit of the Utah State University Research Foundation, is pleased to announce the hiring of Dennis Wright for the position of Remote Sensing Program Coordinator. As such, his responsibilities include recruiting program partners, serving as program liaison to NASA, and technical and administrative project management.

Dave Morse Honored for Thirty Years of Service at SDL

April 1, 2001 – USURF

The Space Dynamics Lab (SDL) and Utah State University Research Foundation was very pleased to honor David Morse as he was presented with a 30-year service award for his outstanding performance and dedication to the company.

What Goes Up...

March 15, 2001 – The Salt Lake Tribune

When remnants from the Russian space station Mir plummet to Earth later this month, a little piece of Utah comes down as well. Plant-growing equipment from Utah State University is among the 150 tons of Mir that will begin a controlled re-entry on Tuesday.

New Business Development Manager hired at SDL

March 4, 2001 – USURF

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is pleased to announce that Mr. Cliff Holle has joined the company as Business Development Manager in the office of Program Development. As such, he is responsible for a wide range of marketing and business development activities with SDL's key NASA, Department of Defense (DoD) and commercial customers.