Assembly, test and integration of spacecraft components, instruments and structures, Moments of Inertia (MOI) and centre of gravity of flight hardware.
The MSSL ISO class 5 cleanroom is based upon the horizontal laminar flow design, with one complete end wall being a bank of HEPA (High Efficiency Particle Air) filters.
Typical activities taking place within the cleanroom facility are:
- Assembly, test and integration of space flight hardware components, instruments and structures
- Assembly, alignment, test and integration of space flight optical components and structures
Dimensions: 15m (L) by 8m (W)
Filtration efficiency: HEPA, 99.997% for 1 micron diameter particles
Laminar flow benches: Yes, two ISO Class 4 laminar flow benches available
Network: Yes, 10/100 Mb
Gas supply: Yes, several nitrogen gas supply outlets for instrument purge. Zero grade nitrogen available
Temperature: 20oC +-2oC
Humidity: 50% RH +-10%
Max. occupants: 8
Cleanroom validation: Yes, by external independent contractors
Electrostatic protection: Yes, designated EPA areas within cleanroom regularly verified to ANSI/ESD S20.20-2007 - Protection of Electrical and Electronic Parts, Assemblies and Equipment
Nominal, currently being prepared for refurbishment in Nov/Dec 2011