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CASYMIR

CASYMIR (Calibration System for the Mass Spectrometer Instrument ROSINA) is a high vacuum calibration system and supersonic molecular beam facility with the aim of testing and calibrating space mass spectrometers.

Sidlerstrasse 5
Bern
3012
Martin Rubin
martin.rubin@space.unibe.ch
+41 (0)31 631 34 74

CASYMS

CASYMS (CAlibration SYstem for Mass Spectrometers) is a calibration system for satellite and rocket-borne ion mass spectrometers in the energy range from 5 eV/charge to 100 keV/charge.

Sidlerstrasse 5
Bern
3012
Martin Rubin
martin.rubin@space.unibe.ch
+41 (0)31 631 34 74

Clean Room ISO 7

A clean room area for the integration, test and calibration of space hardware: 216 m2 of cleanliness ISO 7 and equipped with temperature and humidity control between 15°C and 20°C (±0.25°C) and 20% and 80% respectively.

Chemin des Maillettes 51
Versoix
1290
François Wildi / Ian Hughes
Ian.Hughes@unige.ch
+41 (0)22 379 23 23

ILENA

ILENA (Imager for Low Energetic Neutral Atoms experiment) is used to evaluate charge state conversion surfaces for low energy neutral particle instruments.

Sidlerstrasse 5
Bern
3012
Peter Wurz
peter.wurz@space.unibe.ch
+41 (0)31 631 44 26

Integrated 1-5 Micron Test bench for the Characterization of Cryogenic Optical Elements

The facility allows to characterize infrared optics, both reflective and transmissive, at cryogenic operating temperatures (down to 30 K) for both ground- and space-based applications.

Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27
Zürich
8049
Adrian Glauser
glauser@phys.ethz.ch
+41 (0)44 632 71 29

Mechanical workshop

A construction office for the design of mechanism for space mission at the observatory of Geneva.

Chemin des Maillettes 51
Versoix
1290
François Wildi
francois.wildi@unige.ch
+41 (0)22 379 23 43

MEFISTO

MEFISTO (MEsskammer für FlugzeitInStrumente und Time-Of-Flight) is an electron-cyclotron-resonance ion source (ECRIS) for producing highly charged ions to reproduce all the elements in their different charge states found in the solar wind.

Sidlerstrasse 5
Bern
3012
Peter Wurz
peter.wurz@space.unibe.ch
+41 (0)31 631 44 26

Moveable structure ISO 5

Softwall cleanroom ISO 5 of 12.6 m2 of total surface and 2 m of height.

Chemin des Maillettes 51
Versoix
1290
François Wildi / Ian Hughes
Ian.Hughes@unige.ch
+41 (0)22 379 23 23

Multi-purpose cryogenic test facility for astronomical instrumentation

The facility has the purpose to support opto-mechanical performance measurements of cryo-mechanisms for astronomical instruments (coldest temperature of ≈8 K).

Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27
Zürich
8049
Adrian Glauser
glauser@phys.ethz.ch
+41 (0)44 632 71 29

Optical test equipment

Optical alignment equipment for experimental tests.

Chemin des Maillettes 51
Versoix
1290
Bruno Chazelas
Bruno.Chazelas@unige.ch
+41 (0)22 37 92463

Thermal Vacuum Test Facility

Facility for the simulation of the thermal environment in space: inner diameter of 1000 mm and maximum length of test item of 2020 mm.

Sidlerstrasse 5
Bern
3012
Daniele Piazza
daniele.piazza@space.unibe.ch
+41 (0)31 631 44 22

Thermal Vacuum Test Facility (CHEOPS)

Facility for the simulation of the thermal environment in space. Inner diameter of 1590 mm and maximum length of test item of 2400 mm.

Sidlerstrasse 5
Bern
3012
Daniele Piazza
daniele.piazza@space.unibe.ch
+41 (0)31 631 44 22

Vibration - Shock test facility

Shaker for vibration or shock tests for both the vertical and the horizontal configuration.

Sidlerstrasse 5
Bern
3012
Daniele Piazza
daniele.piazza@space.unibe.ch
+41 (0)31 631 44 22

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