The Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is a nonprofit University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) owned by USU and sponsored by the Missile Defense Agency. Headquartered on Utah State University’s Innovation Campus in North Logan, Utah, SDL also has field offices in Albuquerque, NM; Chantilly, VA; Dayton, OH; Huntsville, AL; Ogden, UT; and Stafford, VA.

As a UARC, SDL maintains its role as a trusted Government partner. More than 1,000 dedicated SDL engineers, scientists, business professionals, and student employees solve technical challenges faced by the military, science community, and industry. Additionally, SDL supports NASA’s vision to reveal the unknown for the benefit of all.

SDL’s stellar reputation is supported by over six decades of end-to-end mission success. The Lab specializes in the following technology areas:

  • Satellites
  • Sensors & Instruments
  • Ground and Data
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Thermal Strap Technologies
  • Calibration and Characterization

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