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Northrop Grumman Cryocooler on Board NASA’s OCO-2 Satellite

August 28, 2014

Northrop Grumman Cryocooler on Board NASA’s OCO-2 Satellite

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014—A cool thing about space: cryogenic refrigerators from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) that chill satellite sensors to hundreds of degrees below zero Fahrenheit (degrees F) for maximum sensitivity. A new NASA satellite with infrared sensors provides the most recent example. The space agency launched Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 into space