Space Propulsion & Advanced Concepts Engineering Laboratory

William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

013 Aerospace and Energetics Research Building

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98195

Earth

SPACE TEST FACILITY

  • 1.4 m diameter spherical test section

  • 3 x Sumitomo cryopumps

  • 1 x Shimadzu TMP-V2304LM turbopump

  • 10^-7 base pressure

  • 25 kL/s N2, 12 kL/s Xe, 70kL/s H2O

  • Water-cooled graphite beam dump

  • Inverted pendulum thrust strand (100uN - 1N)

  • Motorized translation stage

DIELECTRIC VACUUM FACILITY

  • 0.7 m x 1.0 m Rotosil quartz chamber

  • 1 x Osaka TG1113 turbopump

  • 1 x Edwards STP-1003 turbopump

  • 10^-7 base pressure

  • 2,100 L/s pumping speed (N2)

  • End-on optical and probe access