News

2010

USU’s space satellite nearly out of ‘gas’

October 06, 2010 – KSL News

A space telescope designed and built at Utah State University has spent nearly a year mapping the entire universe, but now it's finally run out of gas.

NASA Selects Space Dynamics Laboratory for Climate Mission Support

August 13, 2010 – USURF

Space Dynamics Laboratory announced today that it has been selected to provide support for NASA's Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory Mission.The contract value is up to $9.6 million over five years.

U.S. Air Force Sensor Delivered for Hosting on SES Satellite

August 05, 2010 – SES WORLD SKIES

SES WORLD SKIES, U.S. Government Solutions today announced the delivery of the Commercially Hosted Infrared Payload (CHIRP) sensor assembly to Dulles, VA-based satellite manufacturer, Orbital Sciences Corporation /quotes/comstock/13*!orb (ORB 14.15, +0.34, +2.46%). The sensor will be installed on SES-2, an SES WORLD SKIES communications satellite currently in production.

Eyes of WISE: NASA scope made by SDL completes sky survey

July 17, 2010 – The Herald Journal

An innovative NASA telescope constructed at Utah State University's Space Dynamics Lab will complete its first survey of the sky today - a project that has already led to the discovery of 25,000 asteroids.

25,000 new asteroids found by NASA's sky mapping

July 16, 2010 – KSL News

Worried about Earth-threatening asteroids? One of NASA's newest space telescopes has spotted 25,000 never-before-seen asteroids in just six months.

NASA Goddard Announces 2010 Contractor Excellence Award Winners

June 22, 2010 – NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Goddard Space Flight Center Director Rob Strain today announced that the center has selected the winners for the 2010 Goddard Contractor Excellence Award. In Large Business – Service, the winner is ManTech SRS Technologies of Greenbelt, Md. In Large Business – Product, the winner is ATK, located in Magma, Utah.

USU Research Foundation VP named president

May 27, 2010 – The Herald Journal

Doug Lemon has been named the president of the Utah State University Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization that includes the school's well-known Space Dynamics Laboratory as well as the Energy Dynamics Lab.

Utah State University Research Foundation Names President

May 24, 2010 – USURF

The Utah State University Research Foundation today announced that it has named Dr. Douglas K. Lemon as its president.

Utah-built satellite making big discoveries in space

May 24, 2010 – KSL News

NASA announced Monday that a space satellite designed and built in Utah has discovered an astonishing number of new asteroids, and a few dozen have orbits that bring them close to Earth.

Launching their careers – Space Dynamics Lab honors student employees

May 02, 2010 – The Herald Journal

Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Lab is well known for its research on sounding rockets and NASA satellites – but the organization has also helped launch something closer to home: the careers of hundreds of students.

Space Dynamics Laboratory Honors Student Employees

April 30, 2010 – USURF

Utah State University Research Foundation and Space Dynamics Laboratory today honored 36 undergraduate and graduate students that were employed at USURF and SDL while seeking degrees at USU.

Telescope built at USU shows never-before-seen views of space

February 24, 2010 – KSL News

Spectacular new images of the universe are coming in, thanks to a new telescope designed and built in Utah.

NASA's WISE Mission Releases Medley of First Images

February 17, 2010 – NASA

A diverse cast of cosmic characters is showcased in the first survey images NASA released Wednesday from its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.

NASA's WISE Eye Spies Near-Earth Asteroid

January 25, 2010 – NASA

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has spotted its first never-before-seen near-Earth asteroid, the first of hundreds it is expected to find during its mission to map the whole sky in infrared light. There is no danger of the newly discovered asteroid hitting Earth.

WISE instrument takes first pics

January 10, 2010 – The Herald Journal

A cutting-edge NASA telescope built by Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Lab has captured its first look at the starry sky – producing a crisp picture of distant stars that has scientists elated.