Jul 7, 2016 5:06 PM

NH-developed technology prevents Juno spacecraft from severe radiation damages


MERRIMACK — New Hampshire-developed technology prevents Juno spacecraft from severe radiation damages.

On July 4, the Juno spacecraft reached Jupiter's orbit, exposing it to radiation levels 1,000 times greater than those on Earth.

Nanocomp Technologies, a Merrimack-based firm, developed a material called Miralon to protect the spacecraft from high radiation levels, according to the Nashua Telegraph.

Nanocomp CEO Peter Antoinette states that the Miralon wrapped around spacecraft's main engine and control monitor will theoretically last forever, allowing the spacecraft to orbit for at least another year in efforts to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter.


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