IMLI Chosen For NASA Cryocooler Test Program To Achieve LH₂ Zero Boil-Off

IMLI Chosen For NASA Cryocooler Test Program To Achieve LH₂ Zero Boil-Off

Quest Thermal Group, the world-leader in advanced thermal insulation systems, proudly announces its collaboration with NASA on the groundbreaking LH₂ Two Stage Cryocooled Zero Boil Off test program. This partnership reflects Quest Thermal Group’s commitment to advancing cryogenic thermal technologies and contributing to NASA’s ambitious goals for space exploration.

The NASA Two Stage Cryocooled Zero Boil Off program focuses on developing advanced actively cryocooled systems, along with high performance Quest IMLI and WMLI, with a goal to achieve Zero Boil Off, to minimize or eliminate the evaporation of cryogenic propellants.  New technology is needed for long-duration missions. Quest Thermal Group’s involvement in this initiative underscores its expertise and leadership in the field of cryogenic fluid management.

“We are pleased to collaborate with the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center team on the two stage cooler program, contributing our expertise in thermal management to address critical challenges in space exploration. This partnership aligns perfectly with Quest Thermal Group’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation and providing solutions that support the future of space missions,” said Phillip Tyler, Staff Engineer at Quest Thermal Group.

Image: IMLI being installed by Quest’s Tim Heiderscheit on the NASA Two Stage Cooler LH2 test tank.

The Zero Boil Off program is integral to NASA’s efforts to extend the capabilities of space missions, particularly for deep-space exploration where cryogenic storage is essential for propulsion systems and scientific instruments. Quest Thermal Group will leverage its experience and cutting-edge technologies to develop thermal solutions that enhance the efficiency and reliability of cryogenic systems.

Quest Thermal Group’s participation in the NASA Zero Boil Off program signifies a significant step forward in the development of sustainable and efficient thermal management solutions for space applications. The collaboration aims to drive advancements that not only benefit NASA’s mission objectives but also contribute to the broader evolution of cryogenic technologies in the aerospace industry.