Lancaster, Pennsylvania – February 1, 2007 – Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) has been awarded a contract to provide heat pipes for ITT Corporation’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) Advanced Baseline Imager Instrument (ABI).
ACT will provide a variety of Constant Conductance Heat Pipes (CCHPs) which together will provide thermal control for the GOES ABI. This is a multi year contract, under which ACT will supply the heat pipes for several satellite payloads.
This contract is being fulfilled by ACT’s Aerospace Products Group under the AS9100-B certified quality system. “Our focus on quality and customer service, in combination with our strengths in technology and innovation, is drawing the attention of many customers.” says Mr. Scott Garner, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at ACT, “We’re very excited to have the opportunity to support ITT’s space flight missions.”
ACT’s Aerospace Products Group offers a line of heat pipe products for spacecraft thermal control applications. This group is also engaged in several advanced heat pipe technology development efforts. As an example, in a recently completed study by NASA Glen Research Center, ACT’s titanium/water heat pipes outperformed the state of the art heat pipes by more than 25% at the industry standard test condition (i.e. 0.1 inches elevation against gravity).
ITT’s Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) represents a significant advancement in performance over the current generation geostationary imagers in use by the National Weather Service. Beginning with the GOES R launch in 2012, the ABI will provide scientists and meteorologists with additional and improved data, faster than ever before. ACT is part of the ITT ABI team. ITT leads the team as the prime contractor and has overall responsibility for the program development effort. ABI is a NASA Goddard Space Flight Center administered contract.