Latest News

April 07 2014
Quest Thermal engineers have begun designing a new High Temperature IMLI, based on ceramic discrete spacers, to insulate hot molten salt batteries for electric vehicles for a leading World class industrial vehicle company. Prototypes will be fabricated and tested in Q3 2014.
March 25 2014
Gary Mills of Ball Aerospace presented the paper "Flight Demonstration of Integrated MLI on the Green Propellant Infusion Mission" at the Spacecraft Thermal Control Workshop March 2014. Gary described the testing on IMLI that qualified it for a spacecraft flight scheduled for 2015. Flying IMLI on the GPIM will achieve our goal of reaching TRL9 for spacecraft applications.
February 01 2014
Quest's Load Bearing MLI (LBMLI), a structural MLI that can self support external loads such as broad area cooled thermal shields used for cryocooled Zero Boil Off cryogenic propellant systems, will undergo further testing at NASA Glenn Research Center.  NASA CFM researcher Wes Johnson will test LBMLI coupons using a new low temperature calorimeter being built at Glenn.  Goals include better understanding of superinsulation performance at very low temperatures (20K).
January 07 2014
Quest Thermal Group completed a NASA Phase I contract with the successful demonstration of our latest high performance insulation called Advanced Cooled Shield MLI. ACS systems allow either passive Vapor Cooled Shield or active Broad Area Cooled Shield operation, and had 22% lower heat flux with LN2 tanks than high performance IMLI. ACS use on LH2 tanks is modeled to provide 70% lower heat flux than IMLI, with up to 75% less mass than current state of the art tube-on-shield Broad Area Cooled shields. Quest ACS-MLI involved new inventions in cooled gas distribution, integrated into our IMLI... Read More
December 05 2013
NASA KSC has purchased more Quest LBMLI coupons for additional low temp calorimetry testing. This continues the successful demonstration work of the NASA/Quest/Ball Reduced Boil-Off for Liquid Hydrogen Tank program.
November 22 2013
Aerospace and Defense Technology Alerts interviewed Quest Thermal about our new IMLI, and published the alert in their November 22, 2013 issue.
November 15 2013
Quest Thermal began testing our Advanced Cooled Shield prototype.  The latest ultra-high performance insulation system uses an innovative gas distribution channel integrated into IMLI to provide a passive or active cooled thermal shield.
October 01 2013
Ball Aerospace announces their Green Propellant Infusion Mission will test new thermal insulation, developed by Quest Thermal Group.  This new insulation, called Integrated MLI, offers up to 50% lower heat leak per layer than traditional MLI.