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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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Leadership:

PositionStudent/Faculty NameEmail 
PresidentSurya Madanssmadan@asu.edu 
Vice PresidentBenjamin Kingbrking4@asu.edu
TreasurerThomas Fottertfotter@asu.edu
Industry Relations CoordinatorAnimesh Rajvanshiarajvan5@asu.edu
Outreach CoordinatorUdayketan Mohantyumohanty@asu.edu
Social CoordinatorYegor Zenkovyzenkov@asu.edu
AdvisorMichael GoryllMichael.Goryll@asu.edu