Summary

The Redwire Space Rigid Panel Solar Array Systems is a solar array system with a honeycomb panel construction and low shock launch restraint systems. The system features higher redundancy and reliable hinge assemblies with damping and latching as required. The scalable array system can be used in yoke / offset structure standoff configurations and stowed/deployable configurations.

The system is designed to be economic and feature rapid production times. Redwire Space partnerships include leading photovoltaic technologies such as SolAero, Spectrolab, Azur and Mpower to offer their product at an economically competitive price.

Rigid panel solar arrays are also suitable for electrostatic and magnetic cleanliness applications and ESD applications.

Applications

  • LEO, MEO, and GEO Orbit Missions
  • Deep Space Interplanetary Mission
  • Small Sat/Cube Sat Arrays
  • Lander Arrays
  • ESD applications, and electrostatic and magnetic cleanliness applications available

Target markets:

  • Commercial Aerospace
  • Military Aerospace
  • NASA Research Missions
  • University Funded Educational Missions

Key features

  • Hingelines
    • Modular pre-loaded hinge assemblies with latches are optimized for deployed strength and stiffness
    • Discrete viscous damped, eddy-current damped, or un-damped options
  • Photovoltaic Technologies
    • Spectrolab, SolAero, Azur, Mpower
  • Construction
    • Composite Facesheet with aluminum honeycomb panels with titanium inserts
  • Offset Structures
    • Simplistic yet strong offset structures are tailored to mission requirements

Customizations

  • Highly Scalable Array Sizes for variety of stowed volumes
  • Cable/pully synchronization or passive mechanical synchronization options

Flight heritage

The system has achieved flight heritage. The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE), launched 9 December 2021.

Export control

Solar arrays are export controlled through an ECCN (Export Control Classification Number) issued by the United States Department of Commerce, ECCN 7A104.

Export shipment requires successful application for an export license.

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Last updated: 2021-12-15

Rigid Panel Solar Array Systems

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50 W to 15 kW per wing

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