ITL designed built and supplied to International customers a number of low Earth orbit (LEO) space environment simulators. The designed Space Environment Simulators (SES) are modern, fully computerized experimental facilities designed and created at ITL Inc. for testing, qualification, and lifetime prediction of spacecraft materials and coating in simulated conditions of the LEO space environment.
The materials under investigation can be exposed in SES systems to high vacuum, fast atomic oxygen (FAO), thermal atomic oxygen (TAO), vacuum ultraviolet radiation (VUV), near-ultraviolet radiation (NUV) and temperature cycling (TC) to assess their durability and study the material damaging mechanisms.
A number of facilities that ITL designed built and supplied to its customers are shown in the pictures below. The attached brochures provide more details on the capabilities of the systems.