Hitech coating meets new space challenge

Prof Arutiun Ehiasarian,  head of Sheffield Hallam University's High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HIPIMS) Technology Centre

Prof Arutiun Ehiasarian, head of Sheffield Hallam University's High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HIPIMS) Technology Centre

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Space satellites will be able to seek out new life and new civilisations and boldly go where none have gone before thanks to new coatings developed by scientists from Sheffield Hallam University.

Researchers have been working with the Space Science Technology Department of Rutherford Appleton Laboratory to solve the problem of keeping satellite systems at an optimum temperature during missions to observe the solar system and beyond

They have developed a new coating for cryocoolers, specialist devices that regulate the temperature of satellites so that they can function in space

 

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