Solar Array and Drive Mechanisms

Solar Array and Drive Mechanisms

A LONG TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE

Overthe last 30 years, Thales Alenia Space has delivered a wide range of Solar Arrays (SA) and associated SA deployment and drive mechanisms for LEO, MEO and GEO satellites for: 

  • Communications and military satellites
  • Observation and Science satellites

A WIDE RANGE OF HARDWARE SOLUTIONS

Solar Arrays:
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LEO / GTO Micro satellites (140 W-160 W)
- LEO/ MEO Mini satellite (1 kW - 3 kW): Proteus 
- Agile mission satellites (1.5 kW): Pleiades
- LEO Radar satellite (3.6 kW): Cosmo Skymed
- LEO 3D Complex deployment SA (2.2 kW - 3.3 kW): Spot/Helios
- GEO Medium power range SOLARBUS family : 6 kW - 12 kW 
- GEO High  power  range  SOLARBUS  family  : 12 kW - 23 kW

Solar Array Mechanism:
- Solar Array deployment mechanisms & associated control electronics
- Solar Array drive mechanisms and associated control electronics

A LARGE HERITAGE FOR SATELLITE APPLICATIONS

These devices have been qualified on a large number of Space Agencies programs (ESA, NASA, ...), Government and Commercial programs :Design standardization and flexibility allow easy customization and qualification for most platforms.

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