Lancaster Company Filled Vital Role in NASA's DART Mission
NASA’s successful mission in late September to change the trajectory of the asteroid Dimorphos made world headlines. Unlike in the 2021 film “Don’t look up,” Dimorphos was not a threat to collide with Earth. But DART – an acronym for Double Asteroid Redirection Test – was the first full-scale demonstration of planetary defense technology. And a Lancaster-based company played a key role in the historic operation.
Advanced Cooling Technologies Inc. developed DART’s thermal management system, working with the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland.
By: Paula Wolf
Paula Wolf is a freelance writer
October 25, 2022