For this project, CSL has to perform a thermal vacuum test campaign of the Engineering Model of a sub system related to the Orbiter Module Bus of Exomars on behalf of OHB.


The objectives of the T-EVM campaign were to characterize and verify the thermal performance of parts of the –X and +Z faces of the S/C when exposed to solar illumination and to validate the thermal model without sun illumination.

The responsibility of CSL was to provide the thermal vacuum environment together with the sun illumination, as required.

 exomars evm


The campaign was completed by August 2013 and was described in a specific presentation to the SSMET2014 conference (organized by DLR).


Contact(s) : Christophe Grosdent cgrodent@ulg.ac.be