Rear view of large space simulation vacuum system with stainless steel cylindrical chamber, vacuum pumps, and controllers Space Simulation Vacuum System video

Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration required a space simulation system to effectively test an instrument that was custom-built for the OTES, (OSIRIS-REx Thermal Emission Spectrometer). The instrument is one of the five sensors that will be used on the spacecraft.

We engineered a large, fully integrated space simulation system with that is capable of replicating the extreme conditions of space. LACO Technologies is proud to play a part in one of NASA’s latest mission, OSIRIS-REx. OSIRIS-REx launched in September 2016, and is set to rendezvous with the asteroid Bennu in 2018, extract a sample of the asteroid, and send it back to earth.