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Written by John Evans
on May 27, 2020

Over the years, space engineers have been making great feats in space. However, these feats wouldn’t have been possible without test facilities.

What are Space Test Facilities?

Space test facilities are specialized facilities that deal with all things space. For specifics, they help in analyzing and testing the properties of space systems such as satellite (and others that leave little to no room for error).

Custom test facility for space applications 2

In other words, space test facilities improve our reliability in space systems. They help us run various simulations for both space and ground hardware.

That said, there are a number of these standardized test facilities around us. One of them is APITech’s Great Yarmouth Test House facility.

Why APITech’s Great Yarmouth Test House Facility?

APITech’s Great Yarmouth Test House facility is the only European facility to hold DLA laboratory suitability status for defined MIL-STD-883 test methods. We are one of the top European test facilities for equipment material, and components. Our major outstanding features include:

  • Experience and equipment
  • Certified test methods
  • Approvals

Custom test facility for space applications 3Experience and Equipment

APITech’s test house offers over 70 years of experience carrying out certified testing for applications and hardware. They combine top-notch test methods, equipment, and personnel to meet all space component and assembly testing requirements.

As such, APITech are well-positioned to conduct tests such as Air-to-Air and Liquid-to-Liquid thermal shock, High-Level Mechanical Shock, High-Level Constant Acceleration, and Solderability.

Certified Test Methods

For climatic testing, some of the tests include:

  • Salt atmosphere/corrosion
  • Temperature cycling

For dynamic testing, some of the tests include:

  • Vibration
  • Bump

Approvals

APITech has international approvals to test space systems. Thanks to those approvals, we can rest easy, knowing we are all safe.

Some of these approvals include:

  • MIL-STD-883
  • MIL-STD-202
  • IOS17025

To learn more about how APITech can help your organisation test space components for durability and performance, please click the button below.

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