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LUCAS WINS SPACE CRYOCOOLER CONTRACT FROM NASA

 LUCAS WINS SPACE CRYOCOOLER CONTRACT FROM NASA
 RESTON, Va., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucas Aerospace, working in


partnership with the Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, has been awarded a contract from NASA to supply a Space Standard Cryocooler System.
 The contract was awarded to the team of Lucas Aerospace Engine and Electronic Systems Division in Birmingham, England, and the Lockheed Missile and Space Company in Palo Alto, Calif., following successful completion of a Phase 1 concept design and study contract.
 This Phase 2 contract is to build and test lightweight, long-life mechanical cryocollers that will operate at temperatures as low as -190 degrees Fahrenheit. These new coolers will weigh only approximately 18 kilos in a substantial reduction of 95 percent when compared with existing current sensors that are cooled by large storage tanks containing helium and weighing as much as 685 kilos.
 Work on the contract will begin in June 1992 and is expected to be complete in the summer of 1993.
 Lucas Aerospace is a leading supplier of aerospace systems and equipment with annual sales of $1.3 billion and operating facilities across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, as well as associated companies, joint ventures, marketing and customer support facilities around the world. The company is part of Lucas Industries plc, an international organization serving the aerospace, automotive and other selected markets, with sales of $4 billion.
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 /CONTACT: Renate Myles of Lucas Aerospace, 703-264-2387/
 (LK) CO: Lucas Aerospace; Lockheed Missiles and Space Company; NASA ST: Virginia IN: ARO SU: CON


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