KULR Technology Group Inc (OTCQB:KULR) has been selected as one of 178 teams to participate in the US Air Force’s Space Challenge initiative at EngageSpace, a two-day virtual event.
The Space Challenge is put on by AFWERX, the Air Force’s innovation arm, and includes four challenges aimed at creating integrated space operations leveraging high-end agile technology while maintaining security and resilience. The four challenges are: persistent Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); Department of Defense commercial space partnerships; global space transport; and delivery and space asset resiliency.
KULR is competing in the space asset resiliency challenge, the company said, alongside a diverse group of teams including entrepreneurial startups, small businesses, large enterprises, academic institutions and research labs.
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The challenge is meant to increase the longevity of US space assets by increasing their durability against the unique space environment and enemy threats.
"The solutions submitted for these space challenges represent the bleeding edge of space innovation," AFWERX Challenge Collaboration Lead Brennan Townley said in a statement. "We're excited to highlight these innovators and connect them with opportunities across the space ecosystem."
KULR will present its carbon fiber thermal interface technology, a lightweight, flexible carbon fiber solution with high bulk thermal conductivity and efficient heat conduction. Variations of the technology have been used by NASA on multiple space missions to improve the reliability of sensitive electronics and other components, the company said.
"The KULR team is excited to have the opportunity to present our carbon fiber thermal interface technology as a viable solution to help the US Air Force improve electronics cooling in aerospace environments," KULR VP of Engineering Michael Carpenter said. "It's a tremendous honor to present our technology alongside all of the innovative companies selected for the AFWERX EngageSpace Showcase."
Interested parties can register for the EngageSpace event here.
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