Experimental Solar Array Space Flight Experiment on the AFRL TacSat-2 Spacecraft
Technical Report,01 Jan 2018,04 Jun 2018
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM KIRTLAND AFB United States
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This technical report presents the physical configuration, preflight testing, and on-orbit data analysis for the Experimental Solar Array flown on the TacSat-2 satellite a.k.a. Roadrunner. Successful deployment of the fold integrated thin-film stiffening solar array was demonstrated. In addition, on-orbit electrical performance data was obtained for approximately 79 watts Beginning-of-Life BOL, Air Mass 0 AM0, at 25C of triple junction a-Si amorphous silicon thin-film solar cells integrated in a seriesparallel configuration to support a 28V spacecraft bus. Measured on-orbit electrical data showed reasonable agreement with predicted on-orbit operation.
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