We are pleased to share that NASA's 2021 SBIR Program Phase I Selections include Dr. Dimitri Deserranno's proposal for an Integrated Brayton Cryocooler for LOx and LH2 Applications. Liquefaction of cryogenic propellant is a critical component of future exploration efforts, currently pursued within the Artemis program. Leveraging our existing Brayton cryocooler developments, we anticipate this program to lead to a significant increase in the cooling capacity of space-based cryocoolers. The increase in cooling capacity, combined with the integration of LOx and LH2 refrigeration capabilities, will allow NASA and its prime contractors to conduct ISRU and ZBO operations in orbit, on the moon and on Mars.

https://sbir.nasa.gov/prg_selection/node/66868

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