NASA confirmed on May 21 that the Space X Dragon successfully splashed down at 12:42 EST in the Pacific. The spacecraft was returning from the International Space Station with two POLAR freezers incorporating a CryoTel CT-F cryocooler in each.
There have been a total of 52 successful CryoTel CT-F cryocooler launches into space. One of Sunpower’s cryocoolers has been operating in orbit for over 13 years aboard the RHESSI satellite. All CryoTel cryocoolers incorporate the same design methodology and manufacturing excellence found in its flight cryocoolers.