project PHENIX space simulator

PHENIX space simulator for ESTEC

Phenix is a thermal vacuum test chamber which performs similar testing to the Large Space Simulator (LSS) but on a smaller scale and without a solar simulator lamp.The purpose of Phenix is to expose payloads, mechanisms or complete small spacecraft to representative space conditions – a vacuum state combined with repeated cycling between high and low thermal extremes – in order to assess their likely flight performance.

PHENIX is a 11m-long, 4.5m-wide horizontal chamber with a lateral access possible.


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Published on 28.09.2018
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