Matrix Service teams with DynaVac on thermal vacuum chamber project

  • 12-May-2010 11:20 EDT

Lockheed Martin is leading a team developing the next-generation Global Positioning System spacecraft (GPS III). Matrix Service and DynaVac are building a thermal vacuum chamber test facility at the GPS III Test Facility. The Phoenix lander is shown being lowered into a thermal vacuum chamber at a different Lockheed Martin facility.

Matrix Service Inc. has been awarded a turnkey project in excess of $20 million to construct and install a thermal vacuum chamber test facility at the GPS III Test Facility, owned and operated by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. Matrix Service will utilize DynaVac, based in Hingham, MA, as a subcontractor on the project. The Matrix Service/DynaVac scope of work for the GPS III Thermal Vacuum Test Facility covers the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of a thermal vacuum chamber, vacuum pumping systems, gaseous nitrogen thermal shroud and systems, along with all related mechanical, electrical, and control systems. Matrix Service will design, fabricate, and construct the vacuum chamber and install all components and systems. DynaVac will design, procure, and fabricate the thermal shroud, vacuum pumping systems, control systems, and thermal control units to be installed by Matrix Service. The project is scheduled to be completed and fully commissioned by November 2011.

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