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Looking ahead, ACT is excited about continuing to increase the TRL of their thermal management technologies for space applications. Their goal is to continue demonstrating some of their prototype technologies at larger scale, aiming to transition the technology to NASA with engineering demonstration units and hardware for incorporation into more future missions. “Performing within these types of programs we develop, demonstrate and mature technologies to a stage advanced enough such that there’s a high chance that we can stay in the process all the way to the end” said Calin Tarau, Principal Engineer in Research and Development at ACT. The team hopes that funding for spaceflight R&D continues to be upbeat to keep the momentum on development of such technologies.
ACT was featured in the member spotlight- August edition of Lunar Surface Consortium, read the full article here.