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The Mars Rover relies on NuSil's space-grade silicones to perform reliably in the extreme environment found on the Martian surface.
The extremes of outer space pose unique challenges where the standard silicone solutions rarely apply. NuSil has built a reputation on offering custom products in unique form factors, at the lowest volatility levels - and a willingness to innovate where others won't.
In our early days, NuSil supported solar arrays on the space station. Today, we've grown to become the premiere supplier of silicones for commercial space exploration. Our unparalleled expertise in Ultra Low Outgassing and customization allow us to meet the demands of an industry with an unforgiving margin of error.
With decades of flight heritage in outer space, Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) and Lower Earth Orbit (LEO), our Space Grade silicones are the premium solution in the industry.
NuSil’s Space Grade silicones remain elastic at low temperatures and resist breakdown at high temperatures, offering excellent utility in space where materials are repeatedly exposed to extreme temperatures.
To mitigate volatile materials condensing on important surrounding devices, NuSil’s Low Outgassing and Ultra Low OutgassingTM silicones are used by leading space programs to provide the resilient protection they require to prevent contamination and material degradation. NASA and ESA require materials to be tested per ASTM E595 prior to use in space and NuSil’s Space Grade materials meet or exceed these requirements.
Discover what it takes to make silicones worthy of the distinction "Space Grade" and the rigorous testing that these materials undergo.
We offer space grade silicones in two lines: Low Outgassing (CV), which meets or exceeds the ≤ 1% TML and ≤ 0.1% CVCM requirements of ASTM E595, and Ultra Low OutgassingTM (SCV), which exceeds those requirements by an order of magnitude (≤ 0.1% TMLs and ≤ 0.01% CVCM).
Click here to view the Space product guide.