The solar simulation chamber serves for thermal vacuum testing of both individual components and overall systems for space applications. The environmental conditions that will be encountered in space, such as high vacuum, the cold temperature in space and solar radiation, can all be recreated during these simulations. Where necessary, the temperature-controlled wall (shroud) can be cooled with liquid nitrogen.
The aim of the thermal vacuum test is to support the process of designing space components and thermal control systems, their qualification and the verification of numerical thermal models.
The solar simulation chamber is accredited as a testing laboratory in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and fulfils the clean room requirements of ISO-8 in accordance with Standard ISO 14644-1.
ECSS-E-ST-10-03C of 1 June 2012
Thermal wall (shroud)
Thermostat temperature control