Publications - Thales Cryogenics

ICC 2016 – LPT9310 COTS cooler for ECOSTRESS

For the past years, a significant effort has been performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to characterize commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Pulse-tube cryocoolers for use in cost-effective spaceflight applications. This has resulted in the selection of the Thales LPT9310 cryocooler for the ECOSTRESS instrument that will fly on the Japanese Experiment Module – Exposed Facility (JEM-EF) of
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ICC 2016 – LPT6510 Pulse-tube Cooler for 60-150 K applications

For a number of future instruments, such as the OCO-3 instrument, there is an anticipated need for a high-efficiency, small-scale pulse-tube cryocooler for the 60-150 K operating regime.  The LPT6510 cryocooler, based on the Thales Cryogenics MPTC compressor originally developed under ESA TRP and the Absolut System SSC80 pulse-tube cold finger, was designed to fill
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ICC 2016 – Miniature Stirling cryocoolers at Thales Cryogenics: Qualification results and integration solutions

In 2015, Thales Cryogenics has presented new miniature cryocoolers and cooler drive electronics for high operating temperatures (HOT). In this paper, an update is given regarding the qualification program performed on these new products. Integration aspects are discussed, including an examination of the influence of the dewar cold finger on sizing and performance of the
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