The Design and Application of Temperature Control Loop Heat Pipe for Space CCD Camera

  • Teng GaoEmail author
  • Tao Yang
  • Shi-lei Zhao
  • Qing-liang Meng
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 209)


With the resolution of space CCD camera enhancing, the demand of temperature stability of CCD components becomes tight. The traditional thermal products, such as heat pipe, could not satisfy the temperature control precision. A Temperature-controlling loop heat pipe (TCLHP) using silicon nitride capillary wick is designed and produced successfully, which is used for thermal control of CCD components in satellite GF-9. Flight data indicated that the temperature precision was better than ±0.4 °C. It was the first time for Chinese home-grown loop heat pipe used for the thermal control of spacecraft in microgravity conditions, of which design method and flight data could provide a reference for the use of loop heat pipe in space.


Loop heat pipe Thermal control Space CCD camera High temperature precision Design and application 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teng Gao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tao Yang
    • 1
  • Shi-lei Zhao
    • 1
  • Qing-liang Meng
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory for Advanced Optical Remote Sensing Technology of BeijingBeijing Institute of Space Mechanics and ElectricityBeijingChina

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