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Reproducing the extreme conditions of space

Air liquide designs and manufactures space simulation chambers to test satellites' reliability by reproducing extreme space conditions on the ground: a vacuum at 85K, brutal variations in temperature from 100K to 400K, intense vibrations on takeoff, and cosmic radiation.
We work with Thales Alenia Space, among others, helping to create a simulated space environment in its space simulation chambers. The main difficulty is obtaining and maintaining a high vacuum. We therefore supply thermal panels that produce cold using liquid or gaseous nitrogen.
Beyond these components, we can also deliver complete, turnkey, integrated simulation chambers.

Why choose us?

  • 01

    Our experience

    We have worked on all the developments for the European launch vehicle, Ariane, as well as numerous international projects, including the International Space Station; the Planck, Herschel, and Microscope satellites; and the Curiosity and ExoMars exploration rovers, among others.

  • 02

    The expertise of our teams

    Our employees are passionate about their work. Our results-minded approach and wealth of expertise have allowed us to make great strides and are now leading us to even more ambitious technological challenges, from launch vehicles with reignition capability and electric propulsion for satellites, to life on Mars...

  • 03

    Our capacity for innovation

    Our innovation teams rely on Air Liquide's expertise and close collaborations with public research laboratories, like the CEA, the CNRS, and the Grenoble University Space Center.