THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE THERMAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A SPACE EXPERIMENT
This paper describes the development of a thermal control system based on fin heat exchangers for an application under microgravity conditions. The system belongs to an experiment accommodated within a so-called Experimental Container that will be launched in 2005 to be integrated into the Fluid Science Laboratory of the International Space Station. Due to the very constricted volume inside the Experimental Container the main emphasis of the thermal control system
development is high cooling performance at an exceedingly compact design. The thermal control system is a very critical part of the experiment, as it must guarantee the homogenous heat removal for an accurate execution of the experiment.