Thermal (THM)

The Thermal subsystem is responsible for providing adequate thermal protection for the satellite during all mission phases. To ensure that the temperature sensitive components will not be harmed during the mission, the thermal subsystem is also responsible for analyzing and simulating the heat and energy sources that the satellite will encounter throughout the mission. The driving constraints for the design of the thermal system include hardware operational temperatures, structural material optical properties, spacecraft flight altitude, and spacecraft internal energy generation.