As a custom developer for NASA, L’Garde was charged with developing and deploying the largest solar sail ever constructed to demonstrate the value of “propellantless propulsion” – the act of using photons from the sun to push a craft through space.
Aircraft insulation systems must meet rigid industry requirements regarding fire resistance, durability and weight. The ability of Kapton® polyimide film to withstand both high and low temperature extremes makes it an excellent material for use in space satellite applications.
P&H Minepro reports that the water resistance, performance at high temperatures, and space savings of Kapton® polyimide film are helping extend the service life of its products.
Operating for 24 hours a day, the reversing mill with regenerative braking puts excessive strain on the insulation system, Kapton® used as the conductor insulation keeps the mill running.
For a group of 12th grade students at the Twin Valley High School in Elverson, Pennsylvania, the capstone project of their senior year engineering program was the development of a cell phone case that could protect the phone’s battery in cold temperatures.