T-VAC Tests
Space Equipment Testing
Space Equipment Testing

T-VAC Tests

Thermal-Vacuum Test Facility for ECSS-conform space equipment testing


  • Thermal-Vacuum ECSS-conform tests including
    • Thermal-Vacuum tests
    • Thermal Ambient test in vacuum conditions
  • Thermal ECSS-conform tests including
    • Thermal Cycling test in non-vacuum conditions
    • Thermal Ambient test in non-vacuum conditions
  • Humidity ECSS-conform tests
  • Other vacuum environment related specific ECSS-conform tests including
    • Corona and Arc Discharge test
    • Multipaction test
  • Space equipment vacuum bakeout

Key features

  • The following test chambers are available
    • T-VAC test chamber (deep vacuum)
    • Climate test chamber (non-vacuum)
    • Bakeout chamber (vacuum)
  • Contamination control and spectroscopy
    • TQCM contamination monitoring and control system
    • Mass spectrometry up to 200 amu
  • Deep space vacuum test system
    • Deep vacuum conditions down to 10-5 Pa in the temperature range of [-65; +95]°C
    • Depressurisation with air or purified N2
  • Configurable test systems according to the user’s needs
    • Controlled via graphical user interface
    • Fully autonomous test operation and remote access
    • Data collection via dedicated software (SpaceSim)
  • High level of safety assurance
    • The Facility is located at a closed, guarded site with limited number of access
    • Every area is video controlled
    • Any access to the Facility area is logged
    • ESD-safe working environment with ESD-tester stations
  • Facility environmental parameters are logged (temperature, humidity)
  • ECSS-conform space testing engineering support is available upon request


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