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 RedirectionTest – 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