U of L Purchasing Cryogenic Testing Facility; Unique For Canada

A new cryogenic testing facility at the University of Lethbridge will open the doors to participation in future space missions.

The University of Lethbridge is purchasing a giant fridge which will test instruments destined for outter space. Dr. David Naylor says this cryogenic testing facility will be very unique and will keep the U of L at the top when it comes to participating in future space missions. He says the University of Lethbridge takes pride in the fact its the only post-secondary school in Alberta with a space astronomy mission on its books and the only one in all of Canada with two missions on its books. Naylor says the U of L is trying to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to these things. The cryogenic testing facility at the U of L will test instruments at temperatures colder than minus 250 degrees celcius. The total cost of the facility is $375,000, with $150,000 recently announced coming from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. - Pat Siedlecki
 
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