Cryomech Pulse Tubes Fuel Historic Discovery in Space

Radio Telescope Observatory under starry night

Cryomech is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the discovery of a black hole and its role in making it happen.

In 2019, history was made. Together, the world collectively looked to the skies as an international cast of radio astronomers collected the first-ever image and direct proof of a black hole that was an astonishing 55 million light years away.

The journey to get there was tedious. It took the collective efforts of seven different observatories across the globe in the EHT array, each of which had a Cryomech Two-Stage Pulse Tube Cryocooler to cool the critical superconducting detectors to capture the image.

Without Cryomech Pulse Tube Cryocoolers, the focal planes and radiation shields of the telescopes would not achieve the low temperatures required for operation.

Cryomech will always be proud of this discovery and their efforts to help make it possible.