The A. Proctor Group have supplied 5mm Cryogel to the University of Warwick for use in their CubeSat. Cryogel was selected due to its low thermal conductivity which meant it would maintain an operating temperature inside the satellite of no colder than -40°C.
The CubeSat is 10x10x10cms and is due to be launched 100km into space in March 2015. The A. Proctor Group’s Spacetherm® Aerogel combines a silica aerogel with fibres to produce a flexible yet robust blanket solution. This superior material is affordable for a wide range of challenging applications where thermal performance is crucial.