- May 6th, 2018
- Category: article
Shared article - Electrohydrodynamic cooling system to beat the heat on deep space missions
Whether it's for travel to Mars or any other mission outside Earth, heat is one of the biggest and most persistent threats to space travel. Effective cooling seems to boil down to exotic kinds of cooling.
A team of mechanical engineers at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute is working on a new electrical cooling system that has no moving parts. Already being tested aboard the International Space Station, the electrohydrodynamic cooler uses electrically charged fluids to carry away heat.