Meccanica has successfully installed and commissioned an Australian designed and built thermal vacuum test facility for an Adelaide client.
The system features better than 1×10-6 torr baseline vacuum, and thermal control over the range of -150C to +150C.
Internal features include a 600mm x 600mm thermal platen, and D800mm x 900mm thermal shroud.
This system is designed to test small satellite payloads and includes a residual gas analyser (RGA) and cryogenic quartz crystal microbalance (CQCM).
Liquid nitrogen provides the cooling medium, and custom thick-film heaters provide the heating source.