MSSL have comprehensive thermal vacuum and cryogenic vacuum facilites used for qualification and acceptance testing of flight hardware.
The MSSL thermal vacuum test facility can also be configured as a low energy electron calibration chamber. The latter configuration is for sole use by MSSL projects. When configured for thermal vacuum tests the facility is available to other research groups and commercial establishments.
Dimensions: 1m diameter by 1.1m long.
Electron beam diameter: 110 mm
Electron beam energies: 30 eV to 20 KeV
Base vacuum pressure: 5 x 10-6 mBar.
Temperature range (shroud): -40o C to +80o C.
Temperature range (platen): -140o C to +100o C.
Temperature control: Closed loop PID control, +0.5o C -0.5o C.
Temperature measurement: 4 wire 1/10 DIN PT100 sensors, 8 sensors total.
Temperature and pressure logging: 8 channel plus pressure logging, user set logging interval.
Electrical feedthroughs: Various D-Sub connectors and high voltage connectors (contact us for more detail)
Nominal, in use by ChaPS for TechDemoSat.