Phenix TV Facility

The Phenix Facility is a thermal vacuum facility dedicated to small/ medium spacecrafts and subsystems. The facility consists of a cylindrical chamber with a movable box shaped shrouds and a movable preparation platform. The specific design enables a quicker throughput time: The movable platform/shroud enables preparation outside the chamber and quick facility loading, A ring interface and point interface provides flexibility in test adapter design, the independent controllable shrouds enable testing without extra IR rig (6 independent thermal channels).
In the upper part of the box shaped shrouds interfaces are available for supporting videogrammetry equipment and specific IR simulators to complement the independent controllable shrouds.

The main parameters of Phenix TV Facility are listed below:

Vacuum Pumping System:
• Typical achievable vacuum
• Lowest achieved vacuum
System completely oil free
Shroud & Nitrogen Supply Equipment:
• Temperature in LN2 mode
• Gradient in LN2 mode
• Heat Load in LN2 mode
• Temperature in GN2 mode
• Gradient in GN2 mode
• Heat load in GN2 mode
• Temperature transition in GN2
• Surface emissivity
Facility can accommodate
dedicated shrouds, heaters if required
< 100K
+/- 5K
123K - 393K
+/- 10K
up to 10K/min
• Test volume (W x H x L)
• Vacuum chamber volume
  2.5 x 3 x 4.2m
Ø 4.5m x 10m
Test article interface on the trolley:
• IF Ring (same as LSS)
• Bottom fixation points
Ø 870mm
4x in a square
pattern of 1.8 m
Additional interface points:
• Ceiling suspension points

• Feedthroughs
4x in a rectangle pattern
of 4m x 2.3 m
Multiple flanges DN250
as LSS