Space Science Applications Laboratory

Providing a Diverse Array of Services and Analyses in Surveillance Technologies

The Space Science Applications Laboratory (SSAL) comprises experts in virtually all structural and propulsion materials used in spacecraft and launch vehicles. Our breadth of expertise is defined by the current and future needs of the Space and Missile Center (SMC) and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

Our expert team at SSAL provides a diverse array of services and analytical tools in surveillance technologies, remote sensing, space instrumentation and testing, and the effects of radiation, plasma, and the elements of the atmosphere and ionosphere on these technologies. SSAL is composed of four departments, with distinct areas of focus: imaging spectroscopy, space sciences, space instrumentation , and remote sensing.