Applications for Lin Fellowship now open

As usual, we will be accepting applications for the Lin Fellowship this year.  This is an opportunity for UCB grad students (including incoming students) to work on SSL projects over the summer. The fellowship provides student salary support.  More information can be found on the Lin Fellowship page and on this flyer. Please pass this information […]

Panel urges small satellite makers to prepare for big changes

A panel of experts at the SmallSat Symposium on Feb. 7 2023—including SSL’s Abhi Tripathi—issued a heads-up to small satellite manufacturers, cautioning them to be ready for the increasing availability of rideshare flights on SpaceX’s Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy Launch vehicle. Abhi stated, “If you are not preparing for how you’re going to launch […]

Blue Origin to provide launch services for ESCAPADE

When ESCAPADE launches in late 2024, Blue Origin of Kent, WA will provide launch services, NASA has announced, as part of its Venture-Class Acquisition of Dedicated and Rideshare (VADR) contract. Blue Origin is one of a dozen-plus companies NASA selected for VADR contracts in 2022, part of an effort by the agency to secure new […]

Dr. George Fisher awarded the Hale Prize

Our very own Dr. George Fisher was awarded the George Ellery Hale Prize by the Solar Physics Division (SPD) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) for his pioneering work on modeling the effect of solar and stellar flares on the lower atmosphere, as well as other important contributions to the studies of magnetic fields in […]

Lin Fellows Seminar


The three 2022 Lin Fellows gave talks on their research on Friday, October 21.  Orlando Romeo spoke about, “Electron Distribution Evolution near the Sun Observed by Parker Solar Probe.” Aidi Zhang spoke about, “Studying the gravity signature of the Great Red Spot with a three-dimensional hydrodynamic model.” And Christian Bye’s talk was entitled, “Observing the […]

OTD, October 10, 2019 ICON was launched to Study the Ionoshphere

#OTD 3 years ago, we launched the Ionospheric Connection Explorer!  The mission studies an area where Earth’s weather meets space weather. Changes in this dynamic region — known as the ionosphere — can disrupt our radio communications and GPS signals. Read more about ICON

21-cm Cosmology Workshop Sponsored by SSL to be Held on Oct-17-20, 2022


SSL is sponsoring and organizing the 5th edition of the Global 21-cm Cosmology Workshop, which will be held on Oct 17-20, 2022 at the Lawrence Hall of Science. The organizing committee is led by senior fellow Raul Monsalve, and includes Stuart Bale, Ilia Roussev, Lissvett Garcia Fields, and Jensine Irasusta, as well as members of […]

SSL’s ASSURE 2022 REU program wraps up with sunny poster session

Advancing Space Sciences through Undergraduate Research Experience (ASSURE) is SSL’s NSF-funded REU program which aims to provide authentic cutting edge research experiences in the space sciences to early stage undergraduates. In particular ASSURE primarily serves California community college students, especially those from under-represented groups, first-generation college students and those for whom obtaining a research experience […]