Thursday, September 11, 2008
One of America's highly innovative and successful space companies welcomed a new Director this week. Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory hired a USU alum, Dr. David Lemon, to replace the retiring Mike Pavich. I've worked with SDL before and consider them a great outfit. the SDL has, by its own count, "designed, fabricated and operated nearly 500 payloads, including shuttle experiments, small satellites and satellite-based sensor systems." SDL puts on the annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, the premier gathering of its type in the world. Lemon, a physicist, comes home after a career spanning three decades at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Congratulations and good luck to you, sir.