Space Testing Facility

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.

Meccanica and its technical partners (The Solution Centre and Scitek Australia) have developed a system that is robust, scalable and locally supported.

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