At the University of Southern California, research in the space sciences is carried out by the Space Sciences Center and Department of Physics and Astronomy. Work at SSC involves both laboratory and space based investigations of photoabsorption and emission processes in atomic and molecular gasses in the spectral region from the extreme ultraviolet through the infrared. Missions include rocket launches at White Sands Missile Range (usually during the summer) as well as experiments aboard the Space Shuttle.
The USC Space Sciences Center is Directed by:
Dr. Leonid V. Didkovsky
Research Professor of Physics and Astronomy