Russia develops new materials to make aerospace radiators slim
The Russian Federation’s "Romanshin" National Science Center recently announced the development of a new material that can reduce the weight of the radiator of an artificial satellite by 25%. This can reduce the burden on the launch vehicle and also help extend the satellite's life in orbit. According to the press release, the agency’s experts have developed a new type of carbon fiber composite material with higher thermal conductivity and lighter weight, which can replace aluminum alloy materials in satellite radiators. Test results show that the satellite radiator made of this new material can not only ensure that the various equipment carried by the satellite is within a stable normal temperature range, but also can reduce the total weight of the radiator by 25%. After the technology is perfect, this new material is also expected to be used in spacecraft.