MSSL have comprehensive thermal vacuum and cryogenic vacuum facilites used for qualification and acceptance testing of flight hardware.
The MSSL vacuum bakeout facility is a stainless steel construction chamber with oil free vacuum pumping systems. The bake out chamber has both radiative and conductive heating elements to ensure even heating of hardware in the vacuum volume.
Dimensions: 390 mm (Dia) x 750mm (H)
Max temperature: 150°C
Base Vacuum pressure: 5 x 10-7 mBar
Temperature control accuracy: ± 2°C
# of temperature sensors: 4 chamber + 2 shroud
Temperature ramp rate: 0.10 to 5 °C per minute
Temperature logging: Yes, 8 channel plus vacuum pressure
Turbo pump: Seiko Seiki STP400 MagLev
Backing pump: Scroll pump
Vent gas: Zero Grade Nitrogen (0.5 micron filtered)
RGA: 1 to 200 AMU, MKS Spectra Microvision pl