Psyche Experience Mobile App – Gravity Assist


Arizona State University (Tempe Campus)


Iron Class (2018 – 2019)

Student Team

Andres Avila, Informatics
Klariz Gapusan, Graphic Design
Gregory Gonzales, Engineering Management
Alexander Lemka, Computer Science
Rafael Luque, Software Engineering
Y Nguyen, Graphic Design
Brandon Pacheco, Software Engineering
Cody Partin, Informatics
Kevin Thai, Computer Science

Academic Guidance

Dr. Daniel McCarville, Professor of Practice, Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering
Dr. Ryan Meuth, Lecturer, Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering
Prof. Al Sanft, Associate Professor, Visual Communication Design
Dr. Ming Zhao, Associate Professor, Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering

Project Description

The Psyche Capstone’s “Gravity Assist” team was one of six teams tasked with developing a mobile application for both iOS and Android platforms and built so that it could qualify for and be posted on the App Store and Google Play, if selected. It is the intent that the app be available for the general public worldwide, and that it encourage the user to explore the excitement and innovation of the mission and help them feel personally connected, instead of the app being purely informational.

This work was created in partial fulfillment of Arizona State University Capstone Courses “GRA 461-462,” “CSE 485-486,” and “IEE 485-486.” The work is a result of the Psyche Student Collaborations component of NASA’s Psyche Mission ( “Psyche: A Journey to a Metal World” [Contract number NNM16AA09C] is part of the NASA Discovery Program mission to solar system targets. Trade names and trademarks of ASU and NASA are used in this work for identification only. Their usage does not constitute an official endorsement, either expressed or implied, by Arizona State University or National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of ASU or NASA.