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Center Independent Research & Development: JPL IRAD

Two-Phase Thermal Control Technology for Small Spacecraft Exploration

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Project Introduction

The challenge of this task is to provide an order of magnitude reduction in thermal control power using half the mass while accommodating high heat fluxes and milli-Kelvin stability required for enhanced science.

This task will develop a 2-φ mechanically pumped fluid loop thermal control system for small spacecraft that minimizes system resources, manages spacecraft temperatures, reclaims and redistributes waste heat, and provides science-enabling thermal stability.

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