Planetary and AIV Laboratory

The Space Research Centre’s Planetary and Assembly Integration and Verification (AIV) Laboratory provides a clean and controlled environment for tests of new instrument designs and experiments on planetary analogue materials. It also houses a small in-house thermal vacuum facility and a 3D microscope, and is adjacent to a cleanroom. This laboratory is for developing and testing instruments ranging from geotechnics (i.e. rock splitting and sampling) to organic detection instruments. The lab provides for the storage and handling of biological materials and rare specimens such as meteorites.

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