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Phenix TV Facility

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.

Phenix TV Facility

The main parameters of the Phenix thermal vacuum facility
are listed below:

Vacuum Pumping System:
• Typical achievable vacuum
• Lowest achieved vacuum
System completely oil free
 
5.10-6mbar
3.10-7mbar
     

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 if required

 
< 100K
+/- 5K
30kW
123K - 393K
+/- 10K
3kW
up to 10K/min
0.90
     

• 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
     

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