ASU Mini-Satellite To Launch From ISS Wednesday
A small satellite designed to study the formation and impacts of urban heat islands in seven cities throughout the United States — including Phoenix — has successfully launched from the International Space Station. The satellite was built over the past several years by the Phoenix CubeSat project team through the work of about 100 ASU students, including many Fulton Schools students. The project’s mission is to gain a better understanding of the factors that lead to urban heat islands and to collaborate with communities in efforts to plan development of urban infrastructure in ways that help to alleviate buildup of excessive heat in densely developed cities.
See also: ASU’s Phoenix CubeSat Satellite launched into orbit, The State Press, February 24