Dicronite® and the
Parker Solar Probe
Dry lubrication for the Parker Solar Probe
Dicronite® is proud to continue their ongoing relationship with the NASA Space Exploration Program.
On Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launched NASA’s Parker Solar Probe on a mission to touch the Sun.
The Parker Solar Probe is humanity’s first-ever mission into a part of the Sun’s atmosphere called the corona.
Once there, it will directly explore solar processes that are key to understanding and forecasting space weather events that can impact life on Earth
It established the requirements for two types of WS2 dry thin film lubricants; Dicronite® DL-5® fell under DoD-L-85645 type 1.
“We are very excited to once again play a part in such a historic scientific endeavor,” said Elise DeKlotz, President of Lubrication Sciences International. “Dicronite® has a long history of being utilized on important NASA projects due to its ability to withstand the rigors of the environment in space.”
Dicronite®, developed and distributed by Lubrication Sciences International, is a Proven Precision Dry Lubrication. Dicronite® was developed as part of NASA’s space exploration program and was used in early NASA Space Missions, such as the Mariner Space Missions.
Dicronite® dry lubrication is the proven trusted dry lubrication technology for the aerospace, automotive, plastics molding, medical devices, mechanical equipment, semiconductor, and food processing industries.
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