The EnduroSat 1.5U CubeSat Solar Panel consists of 3 CESI Solar cells of type CTJ30 and PCB with an integrated network sensors and an optional magnetorquer. The wide effective cell area provides up to 3.6 Watts per panel in a LEO. The PCB of the solar panel contains a network of sensors and an optional magnetorquer which can be interfaced to an Attitude Determination and Control System(ADCS). The network can be all or a combination of the following: temperature sensor, Sun sensor, magnetorquer, and gyroscope. The temperature sensor and Sun sensor (photodiode) are positioned on the top surface of the solar panel whereas the magnetorquer and gyroscope are positioned within the solar panel and not visible. The magnetorquer is a series of large electrical coils positioned over several layers of a multi-layer PCB. Furthermore, the PCB is equipped with a connector for an external magnetorquer. Solar panel configurations on the outside of the satellite can be simple or complex. Therefore, using our connector system on the PCB, multiple solar panels can be easily connected in an electrical series or parallel configuration. The solar panels are then typically connected to an Electrical Power System (EPS) module. Also, customization of the panel for additional external connectors (e.g. an RBF pin) and interfaces to access the satellite can be provided upon request.
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Last updated: 2024-02-05