Advanced Cooling Technologies Wins $6M NASA Contract for Space Launch System

Advanced Cooling Technologies

LANCASTER, PA — Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) has secured a significant contract with NASA Kennedy Space Center, valued at over $6 million. This contract emphasizes ACT’s expertise in designing, manufacturing, and testing advanced cooling systems.

The partnership between NASA and ACT represents a critical advancement in space exploration. ACT will provide two Rollout Purge Units (RPUs) to support NASA’s Mobile Launcher operations. These units will replace the older Mini Portable Purge Units (MPPU), aligning with the requirements of the Space Launch System (SLS) Block 1B.

The Rollout Purge Units will be integrated into Mobile Launcher 2 (ML2), the world’s heaviest self-powered vehicle. ML2 is responsible for transporting rockets from NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building to the launchpad. During these transfer operations, the RPUs will supply conditioned air to the Service Module and Launch Abort System on the SLS.

“We are honored to be entrusted with this crucial project by NASA Kennedy Space Center,” said Jens Weyant, VP of Product and Technology Development at ACT. “This contract represents not only a significant milestone for our company but also a testament to our expertise.”

ACT was chosen for its strong past performance and ability to meet all key requirements. The company’s Tekgard® brand of products, known for their ruggedness and efficiency, played a central role in securing the contract. The RPUs will feature a large-scale vapor compression system with customized controls designed to prevent electrical failures and maintain efficient operation under various conditions.

By delivering cutting-edge cooling solutions, ACT continues to play a vital role in supporting NASA’s ambitious space missions.

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