Systems to simulate space, planetary and solar environments.

Large aluminum space simulation chamber with touch screen control of vacuum and temperature.
Large space simulation chamber with automated temperature and vacuum control and simulation.

Abbess Space Simulation Chambers and Systems provide an integrated solution for recreating space, planetary, and solar environmental conditions. During Prototyping, Flight Qualification, and Flight Verification phases, Space Simulation Systems are vital, and Abbess Instruments has an extensive portfolio of Space Simulation Test systems capable of simulating a variety of deep space vacuums with or without thermal control for use during these phases.

Before launch, instrumentation and systems must be exposed to space-like temperatures and vacuum levels, and be shown not only to survive the extreme ranges but also to operate within parameters. To prove reliable in these multivariable environments, it is required that the article under test are exposed to conditions ranging from launch through altitude increase, then into deep space followed by re-entry into a specified atmosphere. Space simulation chambers are critical to these tests, and Abbess Instruments is one of the few companies in the world with the capability and experience to manufacture these fully functional and integrated systems.

Please refer to our Altitude & Atmosphere Test Systems page for required testing pressures limited to ≥10-4 Torr (altitudes of up to 100,000 ft / 19miles/30km).

Featured Products:

Space Simulation Systems and Chambers

Temperature range (cold)-320F/-196C to (Hot)+300F/150C and from controlled atmosphere to 10-9 torr

Thermal Satellite Testing Vacuum Chamber

Satellite Testing Vacuum System

Satellite Testing Vacuum Systems engineered and built for the satellite industry. These systems can be customized for your desired test procedure. The inner Thermal Shroud can be coated with AeroGlaze® to further improve your testing environment.

Thermal Vacuum Solar Simulation System

Abbess Thermal Vacuum and Solar Simulation Chamber Systems are designed and produced for use in laboratory production and testing applications requiring an exposure to or process within a controlled vacuum environment at specific temperature involving solar simulation.

Overview of Space Simulation Test Systems

Abbess Instruments has a wide portfolio of Test systems capable of simulating a variety of space vacuums … with or without heat and/or cooling.

Multi-Plate Thermal Vacuum Chambers

Multi-plate thermal vacuum systems are built to customer specifications, testing requirements, and budget.

Thermal Shrouds in Vacuum Systems

This custom high vacuum chamber with thermal inserts is capable of being used as a large-scale space simulation/thermal vacuum chamber.

Automated Space Simulation System with -80C Cascade Refrigeration

This system allows articles under test placed inside to be exposed to high vacuum pressure as well as various temperatures via the heated and cooled Thermal Plate Assembly. A Thermal Vacuum Cycle Controller (TVCC) is used to automate and control functions.

High Vacuum System with Thermal Shroud

This 48 inch cube system (thermal vacuum chamber) allows items placed inside to be exposed to vacuum down to 10^-7 Torr. A Vacuum Cycle Controller (VCC) is used to automate control functions.

High Vacuum – Thermal Vacuum System

The Abbess Thermal Vacuum Chamber System shown allows Article(s) Under Test placed inside to be exposed to high vacuum (10e-8 range) as well as heated and cooled via conductive contact with the Gold Plated Copper Thermal Plate.

Multimode Cooling, Thermal Vacuum Chamber System

The Abbess Multimode Thermal Vacuum Chamber System serves as the flexible platform for a range of thermal vacuum testing and experimentation methods. Multimode is cooling using 2 different methods.

Mars Simulation Chamber

Replicate atmospheric conditions within the vacuum chamber system. This vacuum chamber sytem is ideal for space simulation testing. 6 heated and cooled thermal plates.

 For altitude testing with/without thermal components, see our Altitude & Atmosphere Testing Systems.

 For temperature control systems, see our Thermal Vacuum Chambers.

Space Simulation Test Systems:
Basic System | Complex System | Upgrade Options