VIRAC

The thermal vacuum cycling facility is used for small space components and has an automatic motion system cycling between a hot and cold compartment. The facility can further be used with solar illumination and radiative temperature controlled hot plate.

Features thermal:
Vacuum
Solar simulator
Specimen length [mm]: 250.0
Specimen width/dia [mm]: 100.0
Specimen height/thk [mm]: 100.0
Higher temperature [K]: 403.15
Lower temperature [K]: 143.15
Solar simulator intensity max. [W/m²]: 1400
Data acquisition: 30 channels for temperature/electrical measurements
Vacuum limit [hPa] [mbar]: <5·10^-6
Cleanroom classes (ISO 14644-1):
ISO Class ≤5
ISO Class 6
ISO Class 7
ISO Class 8
ISO Class 9
Certification:
ISO/IEC 17025
ISO 9001
AS/EN/JISQ 9100
Keywords: TVAC, TV test, thermal vacuum cycling, thermal cycling, ESA, ESTEC, Mechanical Systems Laboratory, MSL