Space Plasma Operation Chamber

Space Plasma Operation Chamber

Space Plasma Operation Chamber

Institute of Space and Plasma Sciences

College of Science

Institute of Space and Plasma Sciences

Cheng-Kung Campus

Comprehensive Building

Institute of Space and Plasma Sciences

em65900@email.ncku.edu.tw

SPOC (2 M in diameter and 3 M in length) can provide a vaccum condition of 10^-8 torr and can provide plasma condition similar to the ionospheric environment. SPOC is Taiwan’s largest space plasma chamber, and is also the second largest space plasma chamber in Asia (second to the chamber in ISAS/JAXA, Japan). SPOC has been used for test and calibration of low energy plasma and neutral instruments as well as electric and magnetic field instruments. SPOC has also been used to study basic space plasma physics, and it can also be used for the development of plasma thrusters.    
Space Plasma Operation Chamber