Lethbridge cryogenic facility puts space tools to the test

It may not sound large, but just think of the power you have in your cell-phone - now think of how much capability you can put into something the size of a toaster oven!

“The CTF will allow us to cool an instrument bigger than a large toaster oven,” said Dr. David Naylor, U of L physics professor and board of governors research chair. “We’ve never been able to do this before. We’ve been able to cool small things but this will allow us to cool very large instruments that will go into space.”