Space Dynamics Laboratory

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Space Dynamics Laboratory
Established1959 (1959)
LocationLogan, Utah, United States
CampusUtah State University

Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is a nonprofit research corporation owned by Utah State University. SDL was founded in 1959 and has been responsible for the design, fabrication, and operation of sensors on over 400 payloads ranging from aircraft and rocket-borne experiments to space shuttle experiments and satellite-based sensor systems. As one of 14 University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs) in the nation, SDL conceives and develops state-of-the-art sensor and satellite systems; performs space, air, and ground-based experiments; conducts rapid, experimental development of prototype sensor hardware and associated software; performs concept validation studies and demonstrations; and develops data-fusing technology for passive and active sensors. SDL employs over 450 scientists, engineers and professional staff at facilities in Logan, Utah; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Bedford, Massachusetts; and Washington, D.C.

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Coordinates: 41°45′47″N 111°49′19″W / 41.76306°N 111.82194°W / 41.76306; -111.82194