One of the many research labs in the Aerospace Experimentation and Fabrication building, or AXFAB, this lab is used by both Engineering and Physics majors for research into experimental space systems, senior design projects, and NASA Space Grant Projects. Current projects include the Arcjet project, a NASA Space Grant research project involving exotic space propulsion using non-chemical-based fuel sources, and a plasma thruster.


  • 3-D air bearings to simulate spacecraft
  • Vacuum chambers to test satellite systems in space-like conditions
  • Roof-mounted antenna enabling students to track and communicate with satellites and the International Space Station (ISS)
  • Low-temperature chamber designed to simulate the environment of space
  • Orientation-control systems 

Lab Information

Location: AXFAB, Rm. 126

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 928-777-6600 or 800-888-3728, or email