ThermoVacuum Tests

Thermal Vacuum Chamber (TVAC)

Components should be simulated in an extreme condition to be applicable for space applications. All satellite components need be examined in thermal vacuum chamber under the conditions found in the space. BEAMIDE offers the possibility to carry out experiments required for satellite components under the extreme conditions. Thermal chamber can provide the desired temperature while HiCube vacuum pump system reduces the pressure identical to space conditions. Two vacuum systems are currently available for experiments: rectangular and cylindrical. All the tests on satellite components are done under the standards (e.g., ECSS/ESA) needed for space applications.

Thermal Chamber
The BINDER MKFT 720 is the thermal chamber available at BEAMIDE’s laboratory for space simulations. Temperature ranges from -70°C to 180°C, adjustable for providing the cycles, and its time can be varied for thermal and vacuum testing. Rapid cooling and warming makes it possible to perform standard climate tests with this chamber. Samples can be placed in the vacuum box or cylinder system and their temperatures can be monitored by implemented thermocouples. The pressure and the temperatures inside the vacuum system are visualized by LabVIEW.

TVAC working ranges:

Parameter Min Max
Temperature (°C)
-70
+180
Pressure (mbar)
1E-7
1000

Thermal chamber dimensions (cm):

Length Height Width
120
60
100

Vacuum chambers:

Shape Dimensions (cm)
Cylinder
radius = 10, height = 30
Box
lenght = 42, width = 26, height = 0.4

HiCube ECO Turbo Pumping Station

HiCube 80 Eco
  • Compact high performance pumping station for all high and ultrahigh vacuum applications
  • Plug and play solution with HiPace 80 turbopump and multistage diaphragm pump MVP 015-4
  • Intermittent mode adapts the pumping station to the process conditions and saves up to 90% energy
  • Easy integration of pressure gauges from the accessories

Vacuum cylinder

Vacuum box