Space missions, scientific or commercial satellites, space research projects such as the ESA Rosetta Mission or the NASA Rover expedition to Mars all have one thing in common – they can only succeed if all the materials, components and assemblies to be used have been successfully tested in high vacuum and ultra-high vacuum conditions. One example is the simulation of the re-entry of space shuttles into the Earth's atmosphere also the simulation and testing of engines.

The experimental chamber systems required for this purpose to simulate space conditions in a vacuum available in all sizes – from a few liters for testing small objects such as printed circuit boards to several thousand cubic meters for the verification of entire spaceships for space travel. Leybold can supply turnkey system solutions with integrated fore vacuum and high vacuum pumps for this purpose – tailored to meet specific individual needs.