The Space Lab

Located at ICON’s headquarters in Austin, Texas, our space facility is home to our lunar simulation room and space-relevant environmental vacuum chambers.

The MoonBox

For the development of large scale lunar missions,
we are constructing the MoonBox, a large lunar regolith testing chamber. The chamber is capable of supporting over 70 tons of ICON’s high-quality Lunar Highlands simulant in an environmentally-controlled space. Additionally, the chamber is outfitted with multiple stationary robots, flexible lighting control, and a 6DOF motion capture system. Please contact us if you have an application or use case for this facility.

Space-relevant Environmental Vacuum Chambers

We design, build and operate a variety of mechanized cryogenic, thermal, “dirty” vacuum chambers
in the ICON space lab. From small-scale, modular chambers to large-scale thermal vacuum chambers, we offer a variety of chambers to meet various experiment
and research needs. Our experienced team can help design, build and operate to the needs of your environmental experiments.

Experiment Chambers

High-energy, volatile, or dirty experiments require a safe
place to conduct operations. The ICON space lab is equipped with multiple chambers with safety and remote monitoring, which can be configured for various applications from high-energy laser systems to dirty regolith experimentation.

MoonWater Ranch

The West Texas desert has a long history of off world experimentation dating back to the days of the Apollo program. Deep in the West Texas desert, MoonWater Ranch provides a remote and harsh environment for conducting full scale experiments and simulations. With 700 acres of varied terrain, simulated missions to the Moon or Mars can be conducted as well as vehicular testing in a harsh environment.

Work with ICON in space