Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) has been recognized by General Dynamics for their work in developing thermal management solutions for critical spaceflight hardware that will support a major national security project.
In partnership with Lockheed Martin, the project will supply multiple satellites to the U.S. military. During the project roll-out phase, upgrades were made that presented significant thermal risk while on a tight timeline. With the support of ACT-engineered space copper water heat pipes (SCWHP) they were able to enhance payload capabilities while maintaining overall project and flight schedules.
General Dynamics estimates that the project will be complete by 2024 and they will continue to partner with ACT throughout that timeline.
“We are pleased to award Advanced Cooling Technologies with the Outstanding Supplier Performance award,” said Richard Gray, Director, Trusted Space Solutions National Systems Programs at General Dynamics. “This project brought with it several challenges and we were very impressed with ACT’s capabilities and how their team executed and supported the program.”
“This project was especially exciting for our team as it was the first project using our most advanced space copper water heat pipes, GEN III,” said Jens Weyant, VP of Product Development at Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. “GEN III represents our team’s extensive testing protocols and dedication to aerospace engineering. Receiving this award from General Dynamics is very meaningful to our team and represents the values we strive to uphold as a company: innovation, teamwork, and customer care.”