Star students: ASU team watches as its project is launched into orbit
ASU students worked for four years to complete a small cube-shaped satellite equipped with technology for studying the urban heat island effect in seven U.S. cities. A small group from among members of the project team — many of them Fulton Schools engineering students — recently watched the satellite blast off into space from a NASA launch site. Project manager Sarah Rogers, an aerospace engineering graduate student, said the spacecraft has provided an “incredible experience” for the 100 or so students who learned valuable lessons from the endeavor.
See Also: Satellite built by students soars to space on mission to map heat in Phoenix, other cities, Arizona Republic, November 8
ASU Students Launch NASA-Funded CubeSat To Study Urban Heat Island, KJZZ News, November 11
ASU student-led team sends “Phoenix” satellite to space, The State Press, Nov 11