Thermal control systems are essential to keep all equipment within an acceptable temperature range throughout all mission phases on satellites, space rovers and manned space exploration vehicles. Equipment can overheat from external heat fluxes generated by the Sun or planetary infrared and albedo flux, or as a result of improper heat removal from internal sources such as electronic equipment. Equipment can also become too cold if in the shadow of a planet or moon, or if the equipment is operating in deep space. Since the earliest days of the US space program, thermal designers count on the reliability and range of Sensata hermetic thermal switches.

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