Multi-layer insulation

GERB mult-layer insulation

The Thermal Engineering Group, in conjunction with RAL Space's Assembly Integration and Verification Group, specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of multilayer insulation blankets. The facility is located within an ISO Class 6 (1,000) clean room. The group are:

  • Specialists in design and manufacture for payloads and small spacecraft;
  • Experienced and can recommend the proper combination of space qualified materials and processes;
    Template development for JWST MIRI cryogenic mult-layer insulation
  • Able to install on or off site;
  • ISO9001 accredited;

We have designed and manufactured MLI blankets for many important scientific missions over the years, including:

  • JWST MIRI (deep cryogenic MLI)
  • JWST MIRI cryogenic test facility
  • Spacelab II CHASE
  • Spacelab II XRT
  • ROSAT WFC
    Installation of JWST MIRI cryogenic test facility
  • ERS-1 ATSR
  • S-RG JET-X
  • SOHO CDS
  • XMM EPIC
  • Rosetta VIRTIS
  • Rosetta GIADA
  • Rosetta Lander
  • Beagle 2 (Mars Express)
  • ASPERA
  • MSG GERB
  • Solar B (Hinode)

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