August 19, 2018

Our Mission

Our Mission

Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) is an Organized Research Unit founded to give University of California researchers the ability to create and operate satellite, rocket, and balloon experiments for their research. Now with over 200 scientists, engineers, managers, and students and annual spending of around $60 million, SSL supports a diverse suite of research projects that need special engineering and fabrication skills or large-scale facilities for their success. SSL has strong partnerships around the world with university research teams, government centers, and the aerospace industry to create novel instruments for all kinds of scientific investigations.