November 15, 2006 – USURF
Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Lab (SDL) has ties to the scientific achievements for which two U.S. physicists won the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics. In 1988, SDL designed and built the external calibrator for one of the three instruments that flew on board the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE). The COBE satellite launched by NASA in 1989 measured scattered infrared and microwave radiation from the early universe. SDL designed the calibration equipment for the Diffuse Infrared Background Experiment (DIRBE) instrument which looked for and mapped cosmic infrared background radiation.
November 13, 2006 – The Utah Statesman
USU spends more than any other college in the United States on aeronautical and astronomical research, at $54,872,000 in 2004, according to a survey done by the National Science Foundation. But that figure may not be all the university spends.
November 3, 2006 – USURF
Utah State University is the number one university in the United States when it comes to funding for space research, taking the lead over other prestigious research institutions that include Johns Hopkins University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
November 2, 2006 – The Herald Journal
Utah State University topped all colleges in space research spending in 2004, according to recently released statistics from the National Science Foundation.
September 25, 2006 – USURF
October 2-5 marks the 15th year of the CALCON Technical Conference held on the Utah State University campus. Sponsored in part by the Space Dynamics Laboratory, the conference brings together members of the international scientific and engineering communities to discuss the increasingly more challenging issues of calibrating remote sensing instrumentation.
September 5, 2006 – The Herald Journal
The Space Dynamics Lab is now hiring – just three months after announcing the possibility of laying off up to 18 percent of its workforce.
Lockheed Martin/Space Dynamics Laboratory Team Awarded Air Force Contract for ANGELS Nanosatellite Program
August 3, 2006 – USURF
The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) announced today that the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate has chosen the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC) team to provide engineering design and development support for the Autonomous Nanosatellite Guardian Evaluating Local Space (ANGELS) satellite program. Under subcontract to Lockheed, SDL will advance the design of a small, autonomous nanosatellite through its Critical Design Review (CDR) to be held in August 2007.
July 31, 2006 – USURF
After more than a three-year wait, Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) will be celebrating as its sensor is installed in the International Space Station during an Extra Vehicle Activity (EVA) on August 3.
July 25, 2006 – The Space Show
Dr. Pat Patterson and Dr. Charles Swenson joined The Space Show to discuss the upcoming SmallSat Conference in Logan, Utah.
June 24, 2006 – USURF
Congressman Rob Bishop (Rep-Utah) was instrumental in passing a bill through the House of Representatives that will provide $2.5 million to Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) to begin development of small satellite equipment.
February 27, 2006 – The Salt Lake Tribune
An experiment in Jason Oliverson's sixth-grade science class has all the elements of gardens he has tended at home - seeds, soil, water, air and light.
February 15, 2006 – USURF
Students from all over Earth, working with cosmonauts in space, are participating in a plant growth experiment that stretches beyond the atmosphere, literally taking it out of this world.