News

2004

SDL to build telescope partnered with NASA – Telescope will help scientists explore space

December 6, 2004 – The Utah Statesman

The Space Dynamics Laboratory has teamed up with NASA to build a new infrared telescope to help scientists explore the universe.

Space lab to build telescope to map universe

November 24, 2004 – The Salt Lake Tribune

More than two decades after scientists last created a comprehensive map of the universe, researchers at Utah's Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) are part of a $208 million NASA mission to repeat the feat with updated technology.

Utah State, NASA join to survey the universe

November 24, 2004 – Standard-Examiner

A $40 million contract between the Logan-based Space Dynamics Laboratory and NASA opens the door to the first all-sky survey in more than two decades.

Sky's the limit for USU project – an orbiting NASA telescope

November 24, 2004 – Deseret News

Under a $40 million NASA contract, Utah State University is to build an orbiting infrared telescope able to examine strange luminous galaxies, find new stars and perhaps help protect Earth from asteroids.

USU Developing Space Telescopes

November 23, 2004 – KSL News

NASA researchers are asking Utah scientists to help them find strange things in space – things they've never seen before. In a far-out exploration project, the space agency is giving Utah State University's Space Dynamics Lab 40-million dollars to develop a new remarkable telescope.

Mapping the universe

November 23, 2004 – The Herald Journal

A new space telescope designed to "map the universe" will be built in Cache Valley, thanks to a $40 million grant from NASA.

NASA awards SDL $40 million contract to build Next Generation IR Telescope

November 23, 2004 – USURF

Teamed with NASA, the Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) will be building the next generation infrared telescope to explore, survey and map the universe, in hopes of discovering new stars, galaxies and asteroids that may be on a collision course for Earth.

$2.5 million earmarked for university

September 23, 2004 – The Herald Journal

The Senate Appropriations Committee has endorsed more than $13 million requested by Utah Republican Bob Bennett for economic development projects throughout the state. The portion of Bennett's request earmarked for USU includes $1 million for the Calibration Laboratory at the Space Dynamics Lab...

Cache Valley Residents can Watch Genesis Re-entry Live

August 31, 2004 – USURF

Cache Valley residents among those invited to watch as two Hollywood helicopter stunt pilots try to capture NASA’s Genesis spacecraft before it collides with the Earth in Utah on Sept. 8.

USU instruments launched into space

July 16, 2004 – Standard-Examiner

Instruments built at the Space Dynamics Laboratory in Logan were launched into space Thursday morning to study the ozone layer.

SDL project launches to help observe the Earth's atmosphere

July 15, 2004 – USURF

SDL technology launched into space on this morning aboard NASA's Aura satellite on its way to help scientists study the ozone.

USU in $20M weather contest

June 26, 2004 – Standard-Examiner

USU's Space Dynamics Laboratory, BAE and two other scientific organizations have joined to use $20 million from NASA to conduct research on a Hyperspectral Environmental Suite.

SDL lends expertise to new satellite

June 25, 2004 – The Herald Journal

A new satellite that could revolutionize weather forecasts might have a piece of Utah State University on it.

Sensor built by USU team readied for launch

June 24, 2004 – Deseret News

A Utah State University designed instrument that uses light to measure gases will take a look from space at ozone and chemicals in the Earth's atmosphere starting next month.

SDL Participating in NASA Study for Next Generation Weather Satellite

June 22, 2004 – USURF

SDL's primary portion of the study may involve adapting the design and evaluating the performance of the cryogenic imaging interferometer-spectrometer technology developed at SDL's Stewart Radiance Laboratory.

USU gets funds for satellite research

June 18, 2004 – Standard-Examiner

University nationally recognized for its contributions in area

The SDL experience

June 18, 2004 – The Herald Journal

Thursday's workday at Utah State University's Space Dynamics Lab was full of rocket launches, treasure hunts and liquid nitrogen.

Space Program Needs Kids Interested in Science

June 17, 2004 – KSL News

Employees at Utah State University's Space Dynamics Lab hosted about 150 kids today, trying to rekindle their interest in the sciences.

USU Building Sensors to Test Atmosphere

June 17, 2004 – KSL News

Scientists call it the most comprehensive look yet at the health of our atmosphere.

Rocket Man

June 9, 2004 – The Herald Journal

"See these wiggles here? Wiggles are good..."

SDL project launches to help observe the Earth's atmosphere

June 7, 2004 – USURF

A critical piece of hardware built by the Space Dynamics Laboratory for the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) instrument is launching into space on June 19 aboard NASA's Aura satellite...

The Final Frontier? (PDF)

June, 2004 – IEE Review

Who will work on the future space programmes after the current generation of ageing space engineers and scientists leave?

Wellsville Mountain Wave Research Starts Off With a Bang

March 15, 2004 – USURF

Loud fireworks explosions will be heard during the week of March 15-19 as Cache Valley and the surrounding area become involved in Wellsville Wave project a major atmospheric experiment utilizing an unprecedented team of volunteer atmospheric scientists, engineers, glider pilots, ham radio operators and some future scientists and their teachers.

Students, scientists to have a blast

March 15, 2004 – Deseret News

Science and education will be a blast this evening and Wednesday – literally.

USU student heading for 'Mars'

March 10, 2004 – Deseret News

Utah State University student Jamon Neilson takes off Saturday for the vivid, barren red-and-white striped hills of Mars – make that southern Utah.

Space Travelers: Eat Your Vegetables!

March 9, 2004 – Space.com

Lada hardware will perform research to aid in developing procedures for a future large-scale growth chamber called the Vegetable Production Unit.

SDL Receives Contract to Research Plants for Space Travel

February 20, 2004 – USURF

In preparation for current and future space endeavors, NASA awarded the Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) a $750 thousand contract to research the best types of vegetables to grow in space, how to clean them and the psychological effects they have on astronauts and cosmonauts.

USU space lab brings in $60 million payload to Utah

February 19, 2004 – Associated Press

If the United States establishes a permanent site on the moon to be used as a launching pad to Mars, future astronauts will have researchers at Utah State University to thank for some of their equipment.

Future looks stellar for 3D system

February 9, 2004 – Deseret News

When NASA's Mars rover Opportunity drove toward a rocky outcrop last week, it stopped a foot and a half short. But if it had been equipped with a new 3D imaging system patented by Utah State University, it would not have been an inch short of its goal.

Utah State University Receives Patent for 3-D Camera

January 29, 2004 – USURF

A patent received by Utah State University for 3-D Multispectral Imaging could revolutionize the world of reconnaissance, movies, video games, geological surveying, disaster response, homeland security and even the way we view our evening news.

Bush offers plan to go to moon – and beyond

January 15, 2004 – Deseret News

"Today," Bush said at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., "I announce a new plan to explore space and extend a human presence across our solar system. We will begin the effort quickly, using existing programs and personnel."