LANCASTER, Pa. (Advanced Cooling Technologies PR) — Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) announced today the addition of a 32,000 ft2 Constant Conductance Heat Pipe (CCHP) manufacturing facility at its Lancaster, Pennsylvania location. The facility will be the largest of its kind for the Aerospace community.
“We’re excited to be ahead of the demand of the industry on this product line. Our team is gearing up, our new equipment is ordered, and construction is beginning. I don’t think there could be a more exciting time to be a part of the aerospace industry,” said John Hartenstine, ACT’s VP of Operations.
ACT has been manufacturing its CCHP product line in Lancaster since 2007. With the dramatic increase in satellite constellations, ACT spokespeople say the company is preparing for the future. The company currently produces approximately 2,000 CCHPs per year, and it plans to drastically increase output by 2024 with projections of 22,000 heat pipes per year. An aspect that sets this project apart from ACT’s competitors’ CCHP production lines is that this facility is not set aside for a particular constellation or customer.
Speaking about ACT’s work with the space industry, Bryan Muzyka, Manager of Sales and Marketing, commented that “satellites of all sizes need to manage their waste heat; we’re in the business of not only finding innovative ways to do that, but are proud to offer our customers a proven solution with over 60 million hours of spaceflight heritage without failure that they can trust will work.”
LANCASTER, Pa. (ACT PR) — Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) is excited to announce a $5 Million NASA Sequential Phase II SBIR Program Award, “Development of Lunar Vehicle and Payload Thermal Control Systems for Extreme Lunar Environments”. As part of this project, ACT is subcontracting Astrobotic to provide their industry experience with lunar landers and rovers, including system-level architecture and critical design requirements. Astrobotic will validate the technology using their Peregrine lander, Griffin lander, and CubeRover thermal system architectures as a baseline.
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. (NASA PR) — Small businesses around the country have played a critical part in NASA technologies that enable our missions. As NASA returns to the Moon via the Artemis program, in an enhanced, sustainable way; the agency has selected five U.S. small businesses to receive a total of nearly $20 million to accelerate the development of novel lunar capabilities.
As NASA prepares to send astronauts back to the moon in the Artemis program, the space agency is increasingly eyeing the use of lunar resources to reduce the expense of launching everything from Earth.
NASA recently selected 10 proposals to develop technologies for in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) under its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
NASA has selected 10 CubeSat-related projects for funding under its most recent round of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects. The space agency will enter into negotiations with the proposers for Phase II contracts worth up to $750,000 apiece over two years.