Tenney Environmental, New Columbia, Pa., shipped a vacuum temperature space simulation system that will allow an aerospace company to bring the testing of its products in house. The unit utilizes a cascade cooling system and has a temperature range of -103 to 257°F (-75 to 125°C). It is constructed with a thermal shroud and thermal platen, which will perform the thermal conditioning function. The vacuum chamber has a low maintenance, dry roots-style roughing pump and a turbomolecular high vacuum pump.
The customer manufactures laser guidance modules for satellites and other space equipment that is used to ensure precise locations of equipment while they are docking together.