DUNMORE Exhibiting Materials for New NASA Satellites at AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Insulation Films and Tapes Will Play a Role in NASA's Seven-Satellite Upgrade Program
BRISTOL, Pa., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DUNMORE Corporation is exhibiting materials that will contribute to a massive seven-year upgrade of the U.S. scientific satellite fleet at the 51st American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Aerospace Sciences Meeting today in Dallas.
DUNMORE will exhibit its MLI (Multi-Layer Insulation) and electrostatic dissipative (ESD) films and tapes at the show sponsored by AIAA, which is the world's largest technical society devoted to the global aerospace community. DUNMORE is a longtime supplier of advanced insulation materials to government and private aerospace and aeronautic projects.
The company will be co-exhibiting with partner Bron Aerotech, Inc. (Denver), a leading provider of high performance tapes, films and fabrics to the aerospace and defense industries. Visit DUNMORE and Bron Aerotech at AIAA Booth # 310.
In 2013, NASA is expected to start a replacement program for its aging science satellite fleet that will see seven new satellites launched by 2020. NASA is a heavy user of DUNMORE's insulating films and tapes. DUNMORE materials protect NASA projects such as the "Curiosity" Mars Rover, Radiation Belt Storm Probe and NuStar black hole detection projects, as well as non-NASA space projects such as the International Space Station and SpaceX Dragon.
DUNMORE MLI insulation blankets cover sensors, parts and assemblies that are exposed to open space. MLI tape insulates wiring and circuitry inside satellites and probes. MLI replaces heavier metals and composites used to shield sensitive space-based systems from cold, debris and radiation.
DUNMORE material is also widely used by subcontractors who build vital systems for NASA projects. They use the company's DUN-SHIELD™ ESD film during production to protect components from static electricity in clean rooms.
"DUNMORE has played a role in every major NASA project since the Space Shuttle and the Hubble Telescope. We will be contributing to the science satellite upgrade program as well," said DUNMORE Vice President John Jordon. "Our films provide superior protection from extreme temperature and radiation than heavier materials. That enables NASA to devote more of their designs to the sensors and instrumentation that support the satellites' missions."
The AIAA Aerospace Sciences meeting begins on Jan. 7 at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center in Grapevine (Dallas/Ft. Worth), Texas. For more information visit: https://www.aiaa.org/asm2013.
DUNMORE Corporation is a global supplier of engineered coated and laminated films and foils. DUNMORE offers film conversion services such as coating, metallizing and laminating along with contract film manufacturing. DUNMORE produces coated film, metallized film and laminating film substrates for the photovoltaic, graphic arts, packaging, aerospace, insulation, surfacing and fashion industries. DUNMORE is privately held, ISO 9001:2008 and OSHA VPP Star certified. For complete information on DUNMORE's products, services and industries served, please visit DUNMORE's website http://www.dunmore.com/.
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