Morehead State UniversitySpace Science Center101 SSC Building235 Martindale DriveMorehead, KY 40351Phone: 606-783-2381Fax: 606-783-5040
The Space Science Center is a division of the Department of Earth and Space Science in the College of Science and Technology. The Space Science Center Building is a $15.6 million support facility containing classrooms, laboratories, and offices. It opened in 2009 and is located at 235 Martindale Drive. It is a the two-story, state-of-the-art building encompasses 45,000 square feet of floor space. It includes a control center for the 21-meter space antenna system on the ridge top above Nunn Hall, RF and electronics laboratories, anechoic chambers that mimics the electromagnetic environment of space, a rooftop antenna test range, space system development laboratory, classrooms, offices and reception area, and a digital Star Theatre.
This is a major milestone for the Space Science program at Morehead State University. The new facility will greatly enhance our capacity to develop, test, validate and operate spacecraft systems. The new laboratories and research infrastructure will allow us to engage our students in engineering design efforts for space systems and intimately involve them in astrophysics research. 'The facility will support the Kentucky Space program’s goal of creating a cottage aerospace industry in the commonwealth and greatly expand our role in Kentucky’s space enterprise. Generations of students will be trained in this facility that will support not only scientific research but also an industry vital to the nation’s economy and security as we enter a new space age.' - Dr. Benjamin Malphrus, Department of Earth and Space Science Chair (at the facility opening).
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