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Thermal Control Systems

SNC has extensive experience in the area of spacecraft thermal control. Currently, our portfolio includes thermal louvers that draw from decades of NASA/JPL heritage and are currently supporting a number of interplanetary spacecraft, and heat switches, which for years reliably controlled the main battery temperature on the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity.  Both technologies are considered passive approaches in that they require no externally supplied power to operate, allowing valuable spacecraft power to be reserved for other needs

  • Thermal Louvers
  • Heat Switches