Spacecraft are subjected to huge temperature fluctuations as they fly through sunlight and shadow. Dynavac’s heat flux cages are custom designed for your mission and subject your spacecraft to full temperature swings in a full vacuum environment. We cover spacecraft of all sizes—even as large as the Artemis One manned space capsule.
Heat Flux Cages
Heat flux cages that precisely replicate the
temperature extremes of space
Heat flux cage highlights
- Thermal enclosures radiate infrared heat to selected portions of spacecraft
- Cage supports an array of heat lamps
- Independently controlled temperature zones
- Temperature, duty cycle, and temperature ramp rate all configurable
- Cage configuration in any size and geometry is available to suit your spacecraft
- Heat flux cage works within your existing vacuum chamber or a Dynavac chamber
Dynavac Commissions Heat Flux Cage for Orion Spacecraft Testing
Dynavac has commissioned a heat flux cage at NASA Plum Brook’s Space Power Facility in Sandusky, OH to support thermal testing of the Orion Spacecraft.
Watch Orion Spacecraft as it's Moved into Dynavac Heat Flux Cage
NASA’s Orion Spacecraft arrived at NASA Glenn’s Plum Brook Station in November 2019 for extensive thermal vacuum testing in preparation of the Artemis I Mission.