“Science is not only a discipline of reason, but also of romance and passion.” Stephen Hawking.

SPACE TEST CHAMBER STC-3

MARCH 2016 - JULY 2017

RAL SPACE, OXFORD (UK)

Scope

DETAIL MANUFACTURING DESIGN

PURCHASING OF RAW MATERIAL

WELDING

NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTS

FINAL MACHINING

LASER DIMENSIONAL CONTROL

SURFACE TREATMENT (ELECTROPOLISHING, PICKLING and PASSIVATION)

ULTRASONIC BATH CLEANING

HELIUM LEAK and PRESSURE TEST

FINAL SITE TRANSPORTATION

Technical Specifications

MATERIAL: AISI 304L (1.4307)

VACUUM TIGHT WELD ACC. ISO 5817 QUALITY “B”

LEAK TESTING ACC. EN 13185
– VACUUM: 7 x 10-7 mbar
– LEAK RATE < 1 x 10-8 mbar·l/s

CLEANING COMPATIBLE WITH ULTRA-HIGH VACUUM AP-PLICATION, ELECTROPOLISHED

HIGH TOLERANCES FOR FINAL MACHINING
– 0,05 mm IN POSITIONING and PLANITY

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