Space fridge

To infinity and refrigeration

A team of engineers from Purdue University, Air Squared Inc and Whirlpool Corporation are collaborating to build a refrigerator for astronauts that works in zero gravity – and upside down. The team ran tests last month on their fridge design at the Zero Gravity Corporation’s (ZERO-G) weightless research lab. The unique testing centre allowed them to test the […]

Space cooling

Primed for space cooling

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) have published the Primer for Space Cooling and accompanying Compendium, which address the critical need for access to sustainable space cooling. The Primer describes space cooling as “the means by which people are provided thermal comfort from heat by maintaining the […]