News

2011

USU-built satellites launched into space

October 29, 2011 – The Herald Journal

A pair of satellites built primarily by Utah State University students reportedly made a successful launch onboard a rocket Friday at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Nano satellites from USU rocket into orbit

October 28, 2011 – KSL News

When NASA launched a new weather satellite into orbit early Friday morning, two tiny satellites designed and built in Utah were tagging along for the ride.

Two Utah State University satellites ready to be shot into space

October 19, 2011 – Standard-Examiner

After years of research and planning, it's not exactly a cosmic crapshoot.

Small satellites prompt big ideas for next 25 years

October 18, 2011 – SPACE.com

There is big news on the small satellite front. From super-secret agencies and the U.S. military to academia and private firms, as well as world space agencies and NASA, ultra-small satellites are the big thing.

2 tiny satellites from USU part of rocket launch set for end of October

October 1, 2011 – Deseret News

Imagine a spacecraft small enough to fit in your hand.

USU sends tiny satellites to launch into orbit

September 29, 2011 – KSL News

A few days ago, the world cowered in fear, or at least mock fear, when a six ton satellite the size of a school bus plunged out of orbit. That's old-school.

Small Satellite Conference

August 25, 2011 – Utah Public Radio

Sheri Quinn profiles the 25th annual Small Satellite Conference held in Logan, Utah every year. She gives an in depth look at some of the new innovations shown at the meeting that attracts attendees from across the world in the aerospace industry.

Industry Calibration Expert Bruce Wielicki to Address Attendees during 2011 Calibration Conference

August 15, 2011 – USURF

NASA Langley Research Center's Senior Scientist for Earth Science, Dr. Bruce A. Wielicki will address participants during a keynote presentation during the 2011 Conference on Characterization and Radiometric Calibration for Remote Sensing on August 30, 2011.  The CALCON conference is held annually at Utah State University.

SDL sets sights on future – New projects loom as world convenes for USU's satellite conference

August 8, 2011 – The Herald Journal

As more than 350 organizations ranging from the U.S. Defense Department to the European Space Agency descend on Logan for the next four days, Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory is looking ahead at new projects.

Asteroid shares Earth's orbit shows USU-built telescope

July 29, 2011 – KSL News

The discovery of an asteroid that's hitching a ride on Earth's orbit is drawing international attention and is a point of pride in Cache County.

Fellow traveler: WISE satellite spots asteroid following Earth

July 29, 2011 – Deseret News

A satellite built by Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory has discovered an asteroid that has been following Earth for thousands of years, proving that the moon is not the planet's only travel companion.

A WISE Investment in Astronomy

July 22, 2011 – Deseret News

Last week, astronomers at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics, Potsdam, Germany, announced they had discovered two brown dwarf stars 15 light-years and 18 light-years from Earth, among the closest such objects known.

The Space Show Broadcast 1596 (Special Edition)

July 22, 2011 – The Space Show

Dr. Pat Patterson returned as our guest to tell us about the upcoming Small Sat Conference from August 8-11, 2011 in Logan, Utah.

SDL reflects on a 29 year legacy with the Space Shuttle Program

July 8, 2011 – Utah Public Radio

Shuttle Endeavour arrives at space station

May 18, 2011 – Associated Press

Endeavour and its six astronauts showed up at the International Space Station on Wednesday with the most expensive payload ever carried by a shuttle, a $2 billion magnetic device that scientists hope will unravel the mysteries of the cosmos.

SDL-built camera part of Endeavour's cargo

May 17, 2011 – The Herald Journal

Employees at Utah State University's Space Dynamics Lab watched in awe as space shuttle Endeavour thundered into the clouds at 13,500 miles per hour.

Utahns take part in Endeavour's final flight

May 16, 2011 – The Salt Lake Tribune

As the space shuttle Endeavour blasted off through the blue Florida sky Monday morning, three juniors at Hillcrest High School eagerly watched television screens.

Endeavor carrying new star camera from Utah State University

May 16, 2011 – KSL News

As the Endeavor orbiter blasted into space Monday on the second-to-last space shuttle mission, it carried a small camera designed and built at Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory.

Clouds, Clouds, Burning Bright

April 22, 2011 – ScienceDaily

High up in the sky near the poles some 50 miles above the ground, silvery blue clouds sometimes appear, shining brightly in the night. First noticed in 1885, these clouds are known as noctilucent, or "night shining," clouds. Their discovery spawned over a century of research into what conditions causes them to form and vary — questions that still tantalize scientists to this day.

NASA Releases First Batch Of WISE Imagery

April 20, 2011 – AVIATION WEEK

Professional and amateur astronomers are likely to spend decades poring over a massive data-dump from NASA that represents 57% of the take from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission, which imaged the entire sky from polar orbit.

SDL-built spacecraft releases new photos

April 16, 2011 – The Herald Journal

Images of asteroids, galaxies and stars taken from the Space Dynamics Lab-built Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer are now available to the public after NASA's preliminary release of the data.

NASA Releases Millions of Images from SDL Built Space Telescope

April 14, 2011 –USURF

Astronomers from across the world can now search hundreds of millions of galaxies, stars and asteroids thanks to NASA’s preliminary release of data from the SDL-built Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).  NASA announced earlier today the release of WISE data to the general public, which includes images from the first 105 days of WISE survey observations.

WISE Delivers Millions of Galaxies, Stars, Asteroids

April 14, 2011 – JPL NASA

Astronomers across the globe can now sift through hundreds of millions of galaxies, stars and asteroids collected in the first bundle of data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission.

W.I.S.E. telescope provides never-before-seen view of universe

Apr 14, 2011 – KSL News

An instrument designed and built in Utah is about to give astronomers, and the general public, an entirely new view of the universe.

BAE Systems-led team delivers shipboard intelligence systems for two U.S. Navy Ships

Apr 12, 2011 – Military & Aerospace Electronics

BAE Systems engineers have delivered two production units of the U.S. Navy's primary shipboard intelligence system for U.S. naval forces, designed to provide greater intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR), and targeting capability compared to legacy systems. This first BAE Systems-built production system of the Distributed Common Ground System-Navy (DCGS-N) is now being installed onboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in Norfolk, Va. The second system is being shipped to the USS George Washington (CVN 73) in Yokosuka, Japan. The BAE Systems-led team also includes General Dynamics, Sun Microsystems, ManTech, Space Dynamics Laboratory, InVisM, Argon ST, and Athena Consulting.

Navy gets new onboard intel system

Apr 12, 2011 – United Press International

Two U.S. Navy aircraft carriers are getting greater intelligence capabilities with new systems delivered by BAE.

WISE Mission Spots 'Horseshoe' Asteroid

Apr 08, 2011 – JPL NASA

An asteroid recently discovered by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) may be a bit of an oddball. Most near-Earth asteroids -- NEAs for short -- have eccentric, or egg-shaped, orbits that take the asteroids right through the inner solar system. The new object, designated 2010 SO16, is different. Its orbit is almost circular such that it cannot come close to any other planet in the solar system except Earth.

The Art of Making Stars

Apr 01, 2011 – JPL NASA

It might look like an abstract painting, but this splash of colors is in fact a busy star-forming complex called Rho Ophiuchi. NASA's Wide-field Infrared Explorer, or WISE, captured the picturesque image of the region, which is one of the closest star-forming complexes to Earth.

Mapping the Sky in Infrared Light: The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)

Jan 21, 2011 – Utah State University

John Elwell, WISE Program Manager, presents at Utah State University's Sunrise Session