Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
Thermacore in NASA initiative
A proposal from Thermacore is among eight selected for a new initiative by NASA Space Technology's Game Changing Development Program.
NASA said Thursday the initiative's goal is to develop advanced thermal control system technologies for future spacecraft.
The system must reject high heat loads in a warm environment yet still operate efficiently in a cold environment.
Thermal control systems are an important part of keeping astronauts safe and comfortable in space.
Each of the eight proposals will receive up to $50,000 in NASA funding to finance its first phase.
Lancaster-based Thermacore's proposal calls for developing improved variable conductance heat pipes.