|This chamber accommodates the optical testing of the approximately
2 meter high spectrograph. Dynavac Inc. was contracted to build the 11'
D x 14' L vacuum chamber with pumping system and controls. The chamber
was also designed to interface with a Newport Corp. vibration isolated
optics table and integral isolation supports. A custom dolly, floating
on air-bearing supports, is used for the loading/unloading of the optics
table and for transporting the optics table and satellite about the cleanroom.
In this photo, workers are installing a cold plate. The "curtain
rods" at the top of the chamber, the many ports, and one of the catwalks