The Research Foundation and Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) are headquartered in North Logan, Utah near the Utah State University campus.

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Utah State Univeristy

The USU Research Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization owned by USU.


USU Research Foundation

The Research Foundation’s mission is to bridge the gap between discovery research and outcomes that benefit the nation and society through its designated unit, SDL.


Space Dynamics Laboratory

As one of 14 university affiliated research centers in the nation, SDL conducts applied research and engineering development for use in civil, space, and military applications.

State-Of-The-Art Onsite Facilities

The Research Foundation’s multi-building research complex, which includes SDL facilities, encompasses over 220,000 square feet. The complex includes offices and conference space, a comprehensive machine shop, an electronics assembly lab, class 100 cleanrooms with full contamination control services, high-bay integration areas, environmental test facilities, laboratories for system design and assembly, NIST-qualified calibration and characterization facilities, and a spacecraft command and control center.