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SDL to collaborate with SpaceDev on thermal radiator technology

SpaceDev to Develop New Thermal Radiator Technology for Air Force
By Mark Sirangelo
SpaceDev Media
November 1, 2007

Poway, CA— SpaceDev announced today that it has been awarded a $100,000 firm fixed price contract for the development of a new radiator technology for satellite thermal control. The Phase 1 Small Business Innovative Research contract will be performed over a 12-month period during which SpaceDev will collaborate with the Space Dynamics Laboratory of Utah State University to build and test a validation prototype of a new light-weight, high performance radiator technology for space applications. This new technology will enhance satellite performance and enable increased mission capabilities.

“This new thermal management technology is a great compliment to our existing thermal control products,” said Mark N. Sirangelo, SpaceDev’s Chairman and CEO. “Once developed, this product will provide a broader solution set for our customer’s thermal control requirements and will support our own future satellite programs.”