UV environment

Durability test of space-use materials on space environments (UV environment)

UV chamber

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This vacuum chamber is used to simulate the solar UV in space environment. We mainly evaluate the UV durability of materials. A deuterium or Xenon short arc lamp is used.


Demensions Diameter : 0.6m × height : 0.4m
Ultimate pressure 7 x 10-4 Pa
Pumping Speed 50 l/s
UV Source 150W deuterium lamp or 500W Xenon short arc lamp
Ancillary equipments UV sensor, XZstage, Cooling Head for sample