Admatis Ltd chooses Defog It Anti-Fog to Prevent Fogged Window on International Space Station
On the International Space Station, there’s just one chance to get things right.
Admatis Ltd, the Hungarian advanced materials company, was about to have an micro-gravity experiment launched to the International Space Station. During pre-launch testing, scientists of noticed that temperature variations were causing fog formation on the window of their experiment container. If fog formed on the window during the real experiment, it would interfere with viewing and recording the experiment’s results. The researchers of Admatis contacted Nanofilm, maker of Defog It, about providing an anti-fog solution for their problem.
The Admatis Ltd. experiment is called FOCUS, FOam Casting and Utilization in Space, and is designed to help advance the company’s metal foam technology. The aim of the project is to better understand the foaming process and foam stability in an aqueous system under microgravity. Because foams can be 80%-98% porous, they can combine the benefits of structural strength and light weight.
Defog It anti-fog gave astronauts the clear view they needed.
To preserve a clear, fog-free view, Admatis researchers applied Defog It to the polycarbonate viewing window of their experiment container. Long-lasting performance was required and delivered: Defog It protection lasted a full ten days, from application on January 27, 2010, prior to the cargo shuttle launch, through February 7, 2010, the day the experiment was performed.
Admatis researcher Béla M. Somosvári reports the results: “Images that we got from the astronaut are perfect and there was no fog on the sight window.”
The promise: It works.
Defog It towelettes and liquid are a high-performance anti-fog developed for use on glass and plastic surfaces in vision critical situations. In addition to fog-proofing space equipment, they provide safe, long-lasting defogging protection for precision optics, such as eyeglasses, scopes and goggles.