Engi-Mat-coated superhydrophobic fabric provides an exceptional level of self-cleaning performance. As a result of earlier research conducted with the support of NASA, Engi-Mat coated-fabric is being considered by NASA for incorporation as an outer layer of future Thermal Micrometeoroid Garments (TMGs), which would be employed on the moon or Mars.
As part of this effort, Engi-Mat-coated fabric will travel to Mars on the next Rover mission, currently scheduled for launch in July of 2020. During the Rover mission on the planet surface, the performance of the Engi-Mat-coated fabric will be assessed in a variety of ways after exposure to the Martian environment.
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