Team Phoenicia is proud to announce that Hexcel is joining up as a sponsor in our efforts to pursue the Google Lunar X Prize. Hexcel has over 40 years of experience in working with carbon fiber. Hexcel's Hextow carbon fiber will significantly help the team improve its already outstanding carbon fiber composites.
Team Phoenicia has been working with carbon composites for well over a year and as a result have already produced CryoCarb(tm), a very strong cryogenic and corrosive compatible carbon composite. Cryocarb has been tested between the extremes of -185 C to 300 C through multiple thermal cycles without delamination, even while under stress. CryoCarb has also been tested with LOX and HTP degradation of the material. The original intent for CroCarb was for LOX tanks for its lander for the Google Lunar X Prize. With Hexcel's help, Team Phoenicia will further improve CryoCarb and further developments of other carbon fiber based composites.
Team Phoenicia is extremely excited that Hexcel has decided to support our bid to land a rover near the lunar south pole in our pursuit of the Google Lunar X Prize. The team looks forward to working with Hexcel throughout the remainder of the challenge.
Hexcel today offers a breadth and depth of products and services that is unmatched in the industry. From our worldwide manufacturing facilities we manufacture the full spectrum of advanced material solutions - this includes everything from carbon fiber and reinforcement fabrics to pre-impregnated materials (or "prepregs") and honeycomb core, tooling materials and finished aircraft structures. Hexcel has 40 years experience in carbon fiber manufacture, with a vast Aerospace database and manufacturing facilities in the USA and Europe. Hexcel is an Intermediate Modulus fiber technology leader with an in-house Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) domestic supply and dedicated R&T facilities for both precursor and carbon fiber development. Hexcel manufactures under AS9100 and ISO14001 standards and provides global Customer Support.