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Thermal Vacuum Chamber (TVAC)


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RFx ID : 23879200
Tender Name : Thermal Vacuum Chamber (TVAC)
Reference # : C20-053
Open Date : Thursday, 21 January 2021 3:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Friday, 19 February 2021 1:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Department/Business Unit : Strategic Procurement
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 23000000 - Industrial Manufacturing and Processing Machinery and Accessories
  • 31000000 - Manufacturing Components and Supplies
  • 41000000 - Laboratory and Measuring and Observing and Testing Equipment
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Gary Grainger
+64 9 923 1560
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

The University’s Auckland Space Institute (ASI) requires a Thermal Vacuum Chamber (TVAC). An important part of space missions is the testing of the space structures and payloads. Obviously, the mission equipment must be able to sustain the conditions in space. The payloads and structures need to be tested in TVAC’s, because not only the vacuum conditions are challenging for the equipment, but also the thermal cycles, which occur in space. All facilities of the ASI are basically designed to enable the development and pre-launch qualification of payloads and structures with a size up to 16U Cubesat and a maximum mass of 50 kg. The TVAC will be used in most cases for standardised tests like those described in ECSS-E-10-03A or GSFC-STD-7000A.