1. A heater for space equipment, comprising:a heat pipe;
a first layer applied to the heat pipe, the first layer made from an electrically non-conductive material;
a resistance heater printed onto the first layer after the first layer is applied to the heat pipe; and
a second layer adjacent the resistance heater, the resistance heater being positioned between the first layer and the second layer, and the second layer being made from an electrically non-conductive material.