ACT’s Thermal Control Products Onboard Hylas-2 Satellite

ACT’s Thermal Control Products Onboard Hylas-2 Satellite

Lancaster, Pennsylvania- Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) ( announced today that its Constant Conductance Heat Pipes (CCHP’s) have been successfully providing thermal management onboard the Orbital Sciences Corporation-built (NYSE: ORB) Hylas-2 commercial communications satellite that was launched on August 2, 2012 aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana.  Orbital, which designed, manufactured and tested the spacecraft for UK-based Avanti Communications Group PLC, confirmed that the CCHP’s are operating as designed.

“We are pleased that our thermal management is helping Orbital and Avanti proceed with a highly successful mission,” says John Hartenstine, Manager of ACT’s Aerospace Products Group.

ACT’s CCHP products are currently operating onboard a multitude of satellites and have accumulated more than 590,000 combined hours of on-orbit operation time.

ACT’s Aerospace Products Group consists of personnel having diverse engineering and technical skills, making the group capable of solving some of the most demanding thermal management problems in spacecraft and aircraft. The group’s customer-focused approach is driving rapid growth and allowing ACT to quickly become a trusted supplier of flight-quality products, advanced research and development, and thermal management consulting services for the aerospace industry. The group has accumulated a significant on-orbit flight heritage with our heat pipe products.  The group’s satellite thermal control products include:

  • Build-to-print, or custom designs
  • Embedded and External Mount
  • In-House and Custom Extrusions
  • 2D and 3D Configurations
  • Integration with Radiators
  • Aerospace Qualified Soldered Assemblies
  • Titanium Struts
  • Accumulators

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