Testing the world's blackest material in orbit [feedly]

martes, 17 de mayo de 2016

Testing the world's blackest material in orbit
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

A cutting edge light retardant coating designed to reduce the interference to the delicate optical equipment mounted on space probes is being put through its paces aboard the Kent Ridge 1 satellite, which launched into low-Earth orbit (LEO) in Dec. 2015. Known as Vantablack S-VIS, it is hoped that the high performance and versatility of the material will allow for the design of lighter, more compact satellite hardware.

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Category: Space

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