Cryocoolers 8 pp 137-147 | Cite as

Space Qualification Program of a Signaal USFA Tactical Cooler for the Mars 1996 Space Mission

  • André Chardin
  • Damien Féger
  • Dick Verbeek


This paper describes the different tests which have been made to qualify for the MARS 96 space mission the 7056 SIGNAAL USFA tactical cooler, such as:
  • thermal vacuum tests;

  • thermal cycling tests;

  • lifetime tests,

  • integration and detector compatibility tests,

  • launch vibration tests;

  • induced vibration tests.


Space Mission Vibration Test Space Qualification Thermal Cycling Test Rotary Compressor 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • André Chardin
    • 1
  • Damien Féger
    • 2
  • Dick Verbeek
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut D’Astrophysique SpatialeOrsayFrance
  2. 2.CryotechnologiesBlagnacFrance
  3. 3.SIGNAAL USFAEindhovenThe Netherlands

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