6U Thermal Vacuum System

RVS knows that Thermal Vacuum Testing is the last thing you want to worry about as your launch date approaches. Our line of small satellite test systems can provide you with drop-in-place test solutions for compliance with GSFC-STD-7000 or MIL-STD-1540 test standards. We take the guesswork out of Thermal Vacuum Testing to ensure you’ll be ready for orbit.

Standard Features

  • 6U Test Volume (370mm x 240mm x 120mm)
  • Fast 300 L/s turbomolecular pump backed by a frame-integrated dry roots pump
  • Temperature controlled platen with 50mm x 50mm M6 grid for UUT fixturing and integrated thermal radiation shielding
  • Two blank ISO-100LF user ports for passthrough of electrical, instrumentation, or gasses as needed
  • Six user type-T thermocouple jacks
  • Low utility requirements: 120V/15A/1ph and compressed air, no cooling water required
  • Modbus-TCP based DAQ allows for easy integration with existing SCADA systems
  • Available accessories include:
    • RGA (100amu-300amu)
    • TQCM
    • Optical Witness Sample Holder
  • Two years of annual on-site maintenance and servicing
  • Easy Installation with small footprint
  • User Friendly Interface
  • Standard systems ship in 8-10 weeks
  • Have a short term testing need? Weekly or monthly rental units available
Lead Time:
Ships in 8 to 10 weeks
Cubic Test Volume:
370 x 240 x 120 mm (6U)
Chamber Dimensions:
500 mm Length x 300 mm Diameter
Temperature Range (6UB):
ambient to 150C
Temperature Range (6UC):
-150C to 150C
Average Ramp Rate:
3 Celcius/min
Platen Grid (M6):
50 x 50 mm
Temperature measurement:
(6) Type-T Thermocouple input
Thermocouple Accuracy:
+/- 0.1% FSR
Radiation Shielding:
High Vacuum Pump:
Hybrid Turbomolecular Pump
Turbopump Speed:
300 L/s (Nitrogen)
Rough Vacuum Pump Type:
Dry Roots
Rough Pump Speed:
110 L/min
Typical Pumpdown Time:
15 to 20 minutes (Atmospheric to 5x10^-5 Torr)
Ultimate Pressure:
8 x 10^-7 Torr
Open User Ports:
(2) x ISO 100 LF
User Interface:
7in. Color Touchscreen, TCP/IP
Data Storage:
Internal 32GB, USB, Ethernet
Integrated Remote VPN:
Compressed Air:
5 to 7 bar (60 to 100 psi)
Air/GN2/Exhaust Connections:
8mm (5/16in.) Push-To-Connect Tube Fittings
LN2 Connection (6UC):
Power Requirements:
2 Years