Quick test video of how our deployable solar panels will function. We wrapped fishing string around the structure of the satellite, and burned through it with a current of nichrome from the power supply shown in video. End result solar panels deploying! Totally awesome progress!
While checking out some of the videos from the 2010 Cubesat Workshop, I stumbled across a full video of our Lead Mechanical Engineer, Abhishek Bajpayee’s presentation to the Cubesat community on our plans for solar deployable panels and the mechanical challenges of our project. I’d like to congratulate Abhishek on a job well done!
Also special thanks to the Cubesat Workshop for posting videos of all the presentations! For other presentations from this year’s Conference go here:
Below is the video:
Just thought i’d link the concept videos of the CAPE Mechanical Design, created by our Mechanical team:
An Exploded view and assembly of the CAPE-2 Satellite.
Experimental Video of including Deployable Solar Panels on CAPE-2
Keep on the look out for more videos in the coming days!