Thermocouples in Space

Temperature management is crucial in the space industry and thermocouples are an essential tool in this area. Discover our expertise. 

Over the last 15 years Thermocoax has established an enviable reputation as one of the leading suppliers of high-end insulated thermocouples for spacecraft. Our solutions make full use of our proprietary MI cabling and can be exposed up to 2300°C.

Applications on Earth and in Space

Our thermocouples are designed for on-board systems for satellites and space probes. Applications include controlling the temperature of the catalyst bed for chemical propulsion and the temperature of some specific scientific test programs on the ISS.

They are also ideal for use in skin measurement for space re-entry and specific rakes for measuring the gas flow of launcher propulsors.

Insulated thermocouples for optimal temperature control & monitoring

Thermocoax thermocouples are installed on spacecraft engines to regulate the system temperature and to record and monitor the system behaviour at temperature.

The thermocouple wires are available in numerous diameters and with alternative exterior sheaths, depending on the temperature range.

Thermocouples < 1000°C

For temperatures up to 1000°C, we have Type K and N thermocouples, with diameters ranging from 0.25 to 6 mm. The Inconel 600 exterior sheath for cabling is ideal for this application.

Thermocouples >1000°C

For higher temperatures, we have the Type S, R, B and C, with diameters ranging from 0.7 to 3 mm. We recommend platinum sheaths for cabling used in this temperature range.

Thermocoax expertise in thermocouples

With six decades of experience, Thermocoax can be confident about the quality and reliability of its thermocouples. Designed and manufactured in-house using proprietary mineral insulated cables, we also guarantee total traceability of the raw materials used.

In addition, Thermocoax thermocouples can boast a proven track record in the high temperature furnace for the Material Science Laboratory (MSL) of the International Space Station (ISS).

Thermocouples in Space : technical data

  • 100 % traceability of raw materials
  • Unique MI cables
  • Diameter 0.5 mm to 3 mm
  • Bending diameter of 3x diameter for confined volumes

For more detailed specifications and information about our thermocouples , please do not hesitate to request a quote.