News

2002

New Green beam's new shape

November 26, 2002 – The Herald Journal

The green beam of light that will occasionally be visible in the night sky above Cache Valley is not part of a publicity gimmick to draw potential customers to a "Huge Closeout Sale."

SDL Hosts a Calibration Facility Open House

November 11, 2002 – USURF

Utah State University Research Foundation's Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the Lab's Calibration and Optical Research Laboratory, Nov. 15 with the ribbon cutting at 2:30p.m. and open house from to 3p.m. to 7p.m.

USU Student Receives Invitation to International Conference

October 7, 2002 – USURF

Ionio Andrus, a Utah State University mechanical and aerospace engineering senior, has been chosen as the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' (AIAA) undergraduate representative to the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Congress held in Houston, TX Oct. 9 - 19.

USU Project Going to Space

September 25, 2002 – The Salt Lake Tribune

Consider it the dawn of the salad days for the International Space Station.

USU space garden is set for launch

September 25, 2002 – Deseret News

Students and professors at Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory anxiously awaited Wednesday's scheduled launch of the latest USU contribution to life in space — salad.

Soyuz Rocket Lofts Progress Freighter Toward ISS

September 25, 2002 – Space.com

A Russian Soyuz rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome today carrying a fresh load of fuel and supplies for the humans working and living aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Space Dynamics Lab Teams with NASA on New Sensor Development

September 11, 2002 – USURF

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) has teamed with NASA Langley to develop an innovative sensor called FIRST (Far-Infrared Spectroscopy of the Troposphere) to measure long wave radiation emitted from Earth.

USU’s flight through history

August 25, 2002 – The Herald Journal

Utah State University has written a chapter or two about aviation and space history, in times of war as well as peace, President Kermit L. Hall said Saturday.

USU lab deputy director Frank Redd retires

August 18, 2002 – The Herald Journal

After planning the Small Satellite Conference for 16 years, you'd think the deputy director of the Space Dynamics Laboratory and Chair of the Small Satellite Conference, Frank Redd, could handle any glitch in the program.

Annual satellite conference begins at USU

August 13, 2002 – The Herald Journal

There's nothing little about the 16th Annual Conference on Small Satellites at Utah State University.

SDL and Utah State Host Small Satellite Conference

August 6, 2002 – USURF

The Sixteenth Annual Conference on Small Satellites hosted by the Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) and Utah State University (USU) August 12th - 15th, will have an international appeal this year.

Space lab lands cloud project

July 21, 2002 – The Herald Journal

While most cloud-watchers spy the shapes of dinosaurs, bunny rabbits and other friendly creatures in the billowy puffs above, scientists at Utah State University Research Foundation's Space Dynamics Laboratory have found something more.

History Channel films Wright Flyer project

July 19, 2002 – The Herald Journal

The Wright Flyer project at Utah State University has captured the attention of nationally renowned History Channel, but Dave Widauf, director of aviation at USU, said he isn't one bit surprised.

Space Dynamics Lab AIM Project Selected by NASA

July 8, 2002 – USURF

Utah State University Research Foundation's Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is a teammate on the AIM (Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere) mission, one of two SMEX (Small Explorer) programs recently selected by NASA for launch.

New tank helps lab studies

July 7, 2002 – The Herald Journal

Folks at the Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory got a remarkable delivery recently when a 100,021-pound liquid nitrogen tank arrived at the site of the new Calibration and Optical Research Center.

USU tank to help mimic outer space

July 1, 2002 – Deseret News

Outer space is coming to Logan.

SDL and USU Say Goodbye to Deputy Director and Professor

July 1, 2002 – USURF

After 18 years of service, Frank Redd, PhD, deputy director of the Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) and Utah State University (USU) professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering is retiring.

The Space Dynamics Lab Prepares to Cool Things Off

June 24, 2002 – USURF

Things will definitely become cold as Utah State University Research Foundation's Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) prepares to install Cache Valley's largest liquid nitrogen tank in its new Calibration and Optical Research Center this Friday.

Mmm, do try some mizuna

June 4, 2002 – The Herald Journal

Although many of the comforts of home will remain thousands of miles away, astronauts aboard the International Space Station will be able to feast on fresh lettuce from a space greenhouse built at the Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory.

Growth chamber made at USU

May 25, 2002 – The Standard-Examiner

Students in Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory are helping astronauts on the international space station to eat better.

SDL Delivers Low-cost Growth Chamber for ISS to Russians

May 22, 2002 – USURF

Astronauts living aboard the International Space Station will soon be able to choose between dehydrated food and fresh vegetables harvested from the LADA growth chamber built by the Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL).

Kids educated by satellite

May 11, 2002 – The Herald Journal

Armed with Global Position System units, or GPS, Spring Creek Middle School sixth-graders were guided by satellite to hidden objects on their playground Thursday morning. "It's cool that we're touching the outer world," said Justin McMurdie, looking on as a fellow classmate led the way.

Space Dynamics Lab Proposal One of Four Selected

April 25, 2002 – USURF

Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory, (SDL) is teamed with NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab on NGSS (Next Generation Sky Survey), one of four MIDEX (Medium-Class Explorer) proposals recently selected by NASA for a funded preliminary design study.

Technical Writer hired at Space Dynamics Lab

April 24, 2002 – USURF

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is pleased to announce the hiring of Shelley Dyer as a Technical Writer. She is currently responsible for documentation required on the Tactical Input Segment (TIS) Screener Processor Element (SPE) program.

Software Engineer hired at Space Dynamics Lab

April 24, 2002 – USURF

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is pleased to announce the hiring of Lance Fife as a Software Engineer. He is currently working on the Tactical Input Segment (TIS) Software Processing Element (SPE) program. He is responsible for validating the operational configuration of the SPE system hardware.

Software Engineer hired at Space Dynamics Lab

April 24, 2002 – USURF

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is pleased to announce the hiring of Pranab K. Banerjee as a Software Engineer. He is currently working on the Russian American Observation Satellites (RAMOS) and Navy Input Station (NAVIS) programs. As the primary interface with the RAMOS science teams, he is responsible for the development of the graphical display software for the data processing center. He is also extending the graphical interface for the NAVIS tactical reconnaissance screening software.

SDL, Utah State to Host Calibration Conference

April 22, 2002 – USURF

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) and Utah State University (USU) get set to host the Eleventh Annual Calibration Conference Apr. 29 - May 2 at the Eccles Conference Center on the USU campus.

Mechanical Engineer hired at Space Dynamics Lab

April 22, 2002 – USURF

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is pleased to announce the hiring of Angela L. Minichiello as a Mechanical Engineer. She is responsible for thermal design, analysis, and environmental testing of Advanced Reconnaissance Compression Hardware (ARCH) electronic circuit boards.

Associate Program Manager hired at Space Dynamics Lab

April 22, 2002 – USURF

The Space Dynamics Laboratory is pleased to announce the hiring of Phil Ralphs as an Associate Program Manager. He will manage an effort to transfer unique data compression and image processing technology developed under a research contract at SDL, to a U.S. Government production contractor. Other responsibilities include managing schedule, budget, and resource allocation to meet customers' needs.

Proposal Technical Writer hired at Space Dynamics Lab

April 22, 2002 – USURF

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is pleased to announce the hiring of Emily R. Cook as a Proposal Technical Writer. Her responsibilities include writing proposals with the Program Development Team and assisting with marketing efforts.

Software Engineer Hired at Space Dynamics Laboratory

April 3, 2002 – USURF

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is pleased to announce that Brett Francis has joined the company as a Software Engineer. He is currently working on the Navy Input Station (NAVIS). His responsibility will be developing software for the Screener Processor Element program.

Software Engineer II Hired at Space Dynamics Laboratory

April 1, 2002 – USURF

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is pleased to announce the hiring of Rex A. Barzee as Software Engineer II. He is currently working on the Navy Input Station (NAVIS). He has the responsibility of developing software that will allow Lockheed Martin's situational awareness processor to communicate with SDL's Screener Processor Element.

Ionosphere: Rocket Carries USU Experiment

March 21, 2002 – The Salt LakeTribune

Scientists have long puzzled over the area where Earth's atmosphere meets space, a place too high for planes to fly and too low for satellites to orbit.

Racing, engineering are natural fit for scientist

March 20, 2002 – Deseret News

Almost five decades ago Ralph Haycock was intimately acquainted with another sort of guided missile. Wednesday, the scientist at Utah State University was being honored for his work at the Space Dynamics Laboratory, but his experience with stock car racing continues to pay off.

SDL Blasts into the Upper Atmosphere

February 25, 2002 – USURF

Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) launched two instruments into the upper atmosphere Feb. 21 aboard a Nike-Orion sounding rocket from Poker Flat Research Range, Alaska, as part of NASA's CODA (Coupling of Dynamics and Aurora) experiment.

Space Dynamics Lab Awarded NASA Contract

February 4, 2002 – USURF

NASA's Johnson Space Flight Center has awarded Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) a contract worth $1.9 million to build a Floating Potential Measurement Unit (FPMU) for the International Space Station.

Senior Secretary hired at USU Research Foundation

January 17, 2002 – USURF

USURF is pleased to announce the hiring of Candice Barrington as a Senior Secretary. Her responsibilities include general secretarial duties for the USURF Headquarters Office, Education and Public Outreach (EPO), and the USU Wright Flyer program.

Document Control Clerk hired at Space Dynamics Lab

January 17, 2002 – USURF

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is pleased to announce the hiring of Carolee C. Richards as a Document Control Clerk. She is responsible for control of all documentation.

Radiometric Calibration Engineer hired at Space Dynamics Lab

January 16, 2002 – USURF

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is pleased to announce the hiring of Gregory W. Cantwell as a Radiometric Calibration Engineer. He is currently working on the Geosynchronous Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer (GIFTS) calibration team in characterizing the GIFTS infrared interferometer. He has the responsibility of performing trade-offs with sensor engineers to develop an appropriate calibration plan.

SDL's SABER Instrument a Success

January 11, 2002 – USURF

Employees at Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) and NASA Langley Research Center celebrated as the SABER (Sounding of the Atmosphere using Broadband Emission Radiometry) instruments were turned on and are functioning properly.