Space Dynamics Laboratoryadmin2015-09-18T19:58:04+00:00
Leading the Academic World in Space Programs
As the main unit within the Utah State University Research Foundation, the Space Dynamics Laboratory employs 350 people at its sprawling North Logan complex just a few minutes away from the university. The Space Dynamics Laboratory traces its origins to the earliest U.S. space experiments with German V-2 rockets at the end of World War II, which then led to decades of collaboration with a sister lab at the University of Utah. In 1982, the two finally merged to form SDL. Now, the facility’s mission is to enhance scientific and defense objectives by researching, developing and characterizing sensor, electronic and software systems, supporting those programs throughout their duration, and enhancing the education and development of scientists and engineers.
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