Lancaster, PA November 26, 2018 – Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) announced today that it has successfully completed Design Readiness Review with UR Rao Satellite Centre (URSC) out of Bangalore, India. URSC contracted ACT to manufacture over 600 spaceflight Aluminum-Ammonia Constant Conductance Heat Pipes (CCHPs). The contract is valued at over $2M USD and will be executed through 2021. This is the largest non-US contract in ACT’s history and is a significant step for the globalization of ACT’s space products.
“ACT is pleased and excited to be working with URSC. India is one of the countries at the forefront of satellite market expansion and having our CCHPs on so many of their upcoming flights is a great example of an international space partnership. We feel honored to be working with such a prestigious organization.” said Jens Weyant, Vice President of Product Development.
ACT is represented by S M Creative Electronics Limited in India (SMCEL). SMCEL was critical throughout the process and continues to be a strong partner for ACT, helping to introduce our products and technologies to the growing aerospace industry in India. Learn More about SMCEL at https://www.smcel.com/
ACT is on-board 30 satellites and has achieved over 27 Million on-orbit operating hours with it’s ammonia CCHP product line (as of 2018). In 2017, ACT also gained space flight heritage for copper-water heat pipes. Copper-water heat pipes are used for higher heat flux component cooling and heat spreading. ACT is AS9100D certified for space flight hardware manufacturing.
ACT specializes in advanced thermal technology development, design and manufacturing. ACT engineers and manufactures a variety of thermal solutions including: PCM heat sinks, cold plates, HiK™ plates, heat pipes, custom thermal, fluid, and mechanical systems, and pumped liquid and two-phase loops for customers in diverse markets including Aerospace, Electronics, Temperature Calibration, Medical, Military and Energy Recovery Systems.
ACT’s team consists of talented personnel with a variety of backgrounds and established track records in technology development, commercialization and production. Many of them are involved in the pioneering work on heat pipes, loop heat pipes and other single and two-phase heat transfer devices. They are the inventors/co-inventors on numerous U.S. and international patents and the authors/co-authors of thousands of scientific publications.
ACT’s Facility measures more than 90,000 square feet, including office, laboratory and manufacturing spaces. With ISO9001 and AS9100 certified quality systems in place, the facility has designed and manufactured custom thermal solutions for innovative, mission-critical, military and commercial applications. ACT’s diverse R&D efforts are developing thermal solutions for tomorrow’s emerging technologies.
Learn more about CCHPs and other Spacecraft Thermal Control Products at 1-ACT.com.