Thermal cycling environment

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

Thermal cycle chamber

<Thermal cycle chamber>

This vacuum chamber is used to simulate the thermal cycling of cubesats, onboad equipment of satellite, and the materials for space use. We use two vacuum chambers that are connected with a gate valve, in which high- and low-temperature environment is simulated respectively. The test sample is transferred in vacuum between the chambers to apply the thermal cycling.

Specifications:

Dimensions Diameter : 0.6m × height : 0.4m
Two vacuum chambers are separated by a gate valve
Ultimate pressure 5 x 10-5 Pa
high-temperature chamber(IR lamp) more than 200℃
low-temperature chamber(refrigerator) lower than -200 ℃
Pumping Speed 200 l/s