Nucsafe Inc., a developer and manufacturer of radiation detection equipment, announced its lithium-6 glass fiber is currently travelling aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The lithium-6 glass fiber, manufactured by Nucsafe, was incorporated into an instrument designed and developed by NASA and sent to the ISS. This instrument was developed to monitor radiation exposure to neutrons.
“This is an exciting event to be included as a component in a project like this. The opportunity is literally out of this world. It shows that the work Nucsafe does truly has no boundaries.”, said Bill Richardson, Nucsafe’s Chief Commercialization Officer.
Nucsafe’s Guardian Lithium-6 Glass is neutron sensitive and is available in various forms including: fiber, rods, discs, plates and tubes.
Founded in 1999, Nucsafe designs and manufactures highly sensitive radiation measurement systems and components for radiation detection, nuclear safeguards, homeland security and the steel/scrap industries. In addition, Nucsafe designs and manufactures X-ray backscatter imaging systems for non-destructive testing and security applications. Nucsafe has R&D, corporate and manufacturing facilities located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Corbin, KY. Nucsafe systems are manufactured in the United States in compliance with ISO 9001:2008. In addition, Nucsafe’s manufacturing facility also is in compliance with both ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007.