December 17, 2018

Technical Facilities

SSL facilities include highly specialized capabilities that have been developed over the years in support of SSL’s large scale engineering design, fabrication, assembly and diagnostic services: several Class 10000 clean rooms for fabricating space instruments, complete with vacuum chambers, clean benches, computers, testing equipment, and electronics equipment located inside the clean rooms; the High Bay, a 60 foot high open area with two cranes that allows assembly of large scientific instruments or payloads for high altitude balloons or spacecraft; vibration/thermal test and calibration facilities, including ovens and vibration tables; and five cosmochemistry labs for testing lunar samples, meteorites, and other space material to assist in understanding the age of the solar system.