The Space Science and Engineering Laboratory at Montana State University (MSU) is
an interdisciplinary center of expertise with faculty, staff, and facilities for space
research and space technologies. The laboratory enables students and faculty in the
sciences and engineering disciplines to conduct space science research through the
development of space hardware instrumentation. SSEL was started under the auspices
of the Department of Physics at MSU in November, 2000. SSEL strengthens existing programs
in solar-terrestrial physics, microelectronic optical mechanisms, composite and ultralight
structures, bio-films, and remote sensing.