If you were planning on launching your own tiny satellite any time soon, you’re probably going to want to coat it in this stuff. After all, with payload costs around $5000/lb these days, everybody’s busting to get rid of the heavy heat shielding and coolant piping that makes even the simplest satellites bulky and heavy. You don’t want any of that stuff, you just want a tough, color-shifting coating to aid in heating or cooling your little satellite, and these generous chemists are looking to help you with just that. Oh, and they also want to usher in a new era of cake-sized micro-spacecraft that cost fractions of the cost to launch as current satellites.
Now if only I could get some of this stuff for my roof.
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