Bulgariasat-1 launch with IberEspacio Loop Heat Pipes

Two more IberEspacio Loop Heat Pipes in orbit on board BulgariaSat-1

A Falcon 9, with a reused first stage, launched on June 23th the first Bulgarian telecommunications satellite, the BulgariaSat-1. Contracted in 2014 to Space Systems Loral by the operator Bulgaria Sat, the spacecraft is a 4.000 kilograms satellite with 32 Ku-band transponders that will provide high definition television as well as broadband services.

The satellite carries two Loop Heat Pipes fully designed and manufactured by IberEspacio in Spain and increases the heritage of the company to 44 units of this technology in orbit. The Loop Heat Pipes are two-phase devices highly efficient that allows mechanical decoupling as well as high power transfer.



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