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ManTech's NeXolve Novastrat(R) Polymer Film Forms The Primary Optic Covering For NuSTAR (Photo: Business Wire)

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ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT) announced today that polymer films developed and manufactured by its NeXolve subsidiary form part of the primary shield element for NASA’s recently launched Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) mission.

ManTech's NeXolve Novastrat(R) polymer film forms the primary optic covering for NuSTAR (Photo: Busi ...

ManTech's NeXolve Novastrat(R) polymer film forms the primary optic covering for NuSTAR (Photo: Business Wire)

NuSTAR, launched June 13, 2012 from the Reagan Test Site, Kwajalein Atoll, will deploy the first focusing telescopes to image the sky in the high-energy X-ray region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Called a “black hole hunter”, NuSTAR’s two-year primary mission is to find and study black holes, supernovae and other high-energy cosmic objects. The intent is to better understand how black holes are distributed through the universe, how massive star explosions create heavy elements and what fuels the jets of particles emanating from the most extreme active galaxies.

ManTech is teaming with San Diego-based Surface Optics Corporation to provide the protective materials for NuSTAR. ManTech’s NeXolve Novastrat® polyimide, a low CTE (coefficient of thermal expansion) polyimide film with embedded ripstops, forms the primary optic covering for the NuSTAR instrument. Surface Optics Corporation applied an X-ray transparent, solar-rejecting thermal control coating to the Novastrat® film using advanced ion-assisted deposition (IAD) technology. This collaborative technology can provide multi-layer metallic and dielectric coatings for reflectors and optics up to 2.5 meters in diameter, and roll-to-roll materials over 1,000 meters long and up to 60” wide. For more information, visit systems engineering at

“NuSTAR provides dramatic advances in the observation of the high-energy X-ray spectrum, enhancing our ability to explore the universe,” said Louis Addeo, president and chief operating officer of ManTech’s Technical Services Group. “ManTech is very pleased to be able to contribute our advanced materials technology to this important space mission.”

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