Welcome to the TV Chamber Homepage

The TV (Thermal Vacuum) - Chamber is a test facility to perform environmental tests like thermal cycling, solar simulation and thermal balance tests on space flight instruments under ultra high vacuum conditions.


BELA solar simulation tests

Solar simulation tests of the receiver baffle unit of the BepiColombo BELA instrument are performed at the moment within the TV-Chamber.

The solar flux at the mercury orbit is simulated with the solar simulator. The transient behaviour of the light incident angle is simulated by a remote controled rotating table.

Physics Institute, Space Research and Planetary Sciences
Sidlerstrasse 5, 3012 Bern, Switzerland

Tel: +41 (0) 31 631 4411
Fax: +41 (0) 31 631 4405