kTC is working with a major space system prime on several DoD and other government satellite programs. kTC's encapsulated APG thermal doublers have been qualified and designed into these programs. Although, the configuration of these systems are established, there are future opportunities to integrate the proposed technology (if successful) on future builds whereas new technologies are added during the planned "tech refresh" activities.
The Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIS), NASA GSFC instrument will form a part of the instrument compliment on the LANDSAT Data Continuity Mission. There are many bonded-on heat pipes in the current configuration. The proposed technology would, if fully developed and qualified, offer design simplicity, performance gains, and weight savings for this application. kTC is also working with NASA and NASA contractors for use of the proposed technology as part of the Constellation Program.