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Sun Devil Satellite Laboratory (SDSL)

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Sun Devil Satellite Laboratory (SDSL)

The Sun Devil Satellite Laboratory is a student organization dedicated to the design, test, and manufacture of spacecraft and spacecraft technologies. SDSL participates on the annual AIAA CanSat competition. This competition allows students to get hands on experience with the engineering design process and the opportunity to apply classroom theory to a hands-on project. It also supports the Pulsed Plasma Thruster project. The solid-state thruster system under development vaporises Teflon with an electric arc. Students learn about electrical components, design, and vacuum equipment. Finally, SDSL is leading the NASA funded Phoenix Mission. The mission consists of a 3U CubeSat equipped with a thermal imaging camera that will measure and quantify the heat island effect on the City of Phoenix and other cities around the world. SDSL has collaborated with industry, including Orbital ATK and Lockheed Martin, and actively participates in outreach activities at ASU.

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Position Student/Faculty Name Email 
President Yegor Zenkov
Vice President Yisha Ng
Secretary Sina Malek
Treasurer Ryley Miller
Industry Relations Coordinator Bradely Patterson
K-12 Outreach Coordinator Daniel La Rosa
Conference Chair Anthony McCourt
Media & Web Jaime Sanchez de la Vega
Social Coordinator Tim Jirik
Coordinator Molly Lode
Advisor Michael Goryll

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August 7, 2015