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.

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Satellite Tracker

This is a near-real-time plot of the current locations of all Low-Earth Orbiting satellites the SSEL has participated in. 

Feel free to select a satellite from the drop down menu below the map for tracking. (Altitude is in km. Speed is in km/s)