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Published on June 18th 2021 in

PPG products are officially ‘out of this world’

As NASA’s Perseverance Rover expands our understanding of the Martian environment, it was a suite of PPG products that helped protect it on its journey to ‘the red planet’.

In July 2020, one of the most powerful rockets in the United Launch Alliance (ULA) fleet lifted off, broke free of Earth’s atmosphere and propelled the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover on its almost seven-month journey to the fourth planet from the sun – Mars. Travelling through this harsh environment meant the ULA’s ATLAS V 541 rocket required the best available protection, including a range of PPG Aerospace sealants, coatings and adhesives.

PPG’s Application Support Center (ASC) in Atlanta, Georgia, worked closely with ULA to supply the products and provide technical support. After landing on ‘the red planet’ in February 2021, NASA’s Perseverance Rover has been sending back vast amounts of data which could one day pave the way for future human expeditions to Mars.

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“Our aerospace sealants, coatings and adhesives helped ULA provide protection for the Atlas V 541 rocket which aided the Perseverance Rover in reaching its final destination,” said Sam Millikin, PPG Global Director, Coatings and Sealants, Aerospace. “We are proud to support this important and historic mission and look forward to a continued partnership with ULA for years to come.”

With more than a century of combined heritage, ULA is the worlds most experienced and reliable launch service provider. ULA has successfully launched more than 140 missions to orbit that provide Earth observation capabilities, enable global communications, unlock the mysteries of our solar system and support life-saving technology. www.ulalaunch.com.

For more information about PPG Aerospace coatings, sealants, adhesives, transparencies, packaging and application systems, and transparent armour, as well as chemical management and other services, visit: www.ppgaerospace.com.

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