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Assembly, Integration and Testing

Large assembly, integration and test laboratory

  • Dimensions: 24m x 10m x 6m with 3m x 3m access doors
  • 5 tonne overhead gantry crane
  • Scissor lift with 8m working height
  • 1.6 tonne electric pedestrian pallet stacker
  • Two large class 100,000 clean tents
  • Large optical table: 5m x 2m

Environmental chamber

  • 3m x 3m x 3m working volume
  • Temperature range: -25°C to +40°C
  • Automated temperature control
  • Dry air purge to prevent frosting and condensation
  • Lift-off roof panel to allow overhead crane access

Cryogenic test chambers

Chamber 1:

  • 1.5m x 1.5m x 1.5m working volume
  • Two optical benches: 1.5m x 1.5m (working temperature 80K) and 0.3m x 0.3m (working temperature 30K)
  • Liquid nitrogen pre-cool

Chamber 2:

  • 0.5m x 0.5m x 0.3m working volume
  • Working temperature 30K
  • Liquid nitrogen pre-cool
  • Located inside Class 100 cleanroom
  • Suitable for the cryogenic characterisation of space instrumentation

Chamber 3:

  • 0.5m diameter x 0.5m tall working volume
  • Working temperature 30K

Clean room

  • Class 100 clean room divided into two separate areas: 5.4m x 4.8m and 3m x 2.4m
  • Separate cleaning area with pass-though hatch, washing facilities and ultrasonic bath
  • Separate entrance lobby with lockers and step-over bench
  • Optical table and cryogenic test chamber
  • Temperature and humidity control