This equipment is used to recreate the vacuum and temperature conditions that CubeSats will experience in space, with temperatures varying from extreme heat to extreme cold. This is essential to test that satellites can survive the harsh conditions of space.
Some of the noteworthy equipment under this facility are:
LACO Technologies Custom-made chamber with LabFreez Chiller
- Can achieve vacuum level of 1×10^-6 Torr (high vacuum)
- Internal chamber volume can support up to 6U CubeSat
- Temperature range between -50oC to 150oC