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US20110210209 SELF DEPLOYING SOLAR ARRAY  
A deployable structure that may include a slit-tube longeron and a flat panel coupled with the slit-tube longeron. The slit-tube longeron may include a tubular member having a slit that runs along...
US20120205492 Satellite Having Multiple Aspect Ratios  
A high capacity satellite having multiple aspect ratios is configured to have at least two modules. Each module includes a first panel and a third panel facing, in an on-orbit configuration,...
US20130032673 SOLAR POWER SATELLITE SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING MICROWAVE ENERGY TO THE EARTH AND METHOD OF ARRANGING A SOLAR POWER SATELLITE SYSTEM ABOUT THE SUN FOR SAME  
Solar power satellite system for transmitting microwave energy to the earth and a method of arranging the solar power satellite system about the sun for same. The solar power satellite system...
US20140326833 Directionally Controlled Elastically Deployable Roll-Out Array  
A directionally-controlled roll-out elastically deployable solar array structure is disclosed. The structure includes one or more longitudinal elastic roll out booms that may be closed section or...
US20090173831 Method for manufacturing a solar module in orbit  
A geosynchronous Solar Power Satellite System is created by an artificial gravity, closed ecology, multiple use structure in low earth orbit that manufactures modular solar power panels and...
US20120012711 DUAL EVOLVED EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE (EELV) SECONDARY PAYLOAD ADAPTOR (ESPA) PORT SMALL SATELLITE DESIGN  
An apparatus and method are disclosed for dual Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Secondary Payload Adapter (ESPA) port small satellite designs. The apparatus and method provide payload...
US20090101758 FORMATION FLIGHT DEVICE INTENDED FOR A SOLAR CORONAGRAPHY MISSION  
The present invention relates to a device making it possible to study the solar corona on a space mission requiring the formation flight of two satellites: an occulting satellite (OCC), the role...
US20070210213 Electrodynamic structure  
An electrodynamic structure having a periphery. The electrodynamic structure includes a power system, a plurality of collectors, a plurality of emitters, and conductive paths. The plurality of...
US20130299642 Multifunctional Controller for a Satellite  
A multifunctional controller includes an onboard computer (OBC) and a power supply unit (PCDU) of a satellite. The controller includes reconfiguration functions for monitoring the correct...
US20060038083 Power generating and distribution system and method  
A system and method of generating and distributing power includes one or more microwave power transmitters at locations on Earth adjacent natural fuel or power resources such as natural gas, oil,...
US20110011983 MULTIJUNCTION PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL GROWN ON HIGH-MISCUT-ANGLE SUBSTRATE  
The present invention provides a photovoltaic cell comprising a GaInP subcell comprising a disordered group-III sublattice, a Ga(In)As subcell disposed below the GaInP subcell, and a Ge substrate...
US20110309200 Apparatus, Satellite and Method for Trapping High-Speed Particles  
An apparatus for trapping high-speed particles, such as space debris, is provided. The apparatus includes a first front tapping surface and at least one rear trapping surface. The front and rear...
US20140239124 SPACECRAFT WITH OPEN SIDES  
A spacecraft may include a module structure having a plurality of module sides. The spacecraft may include a central cylinder extending through a center of the spacecraft. The central cylinder may...
US20090302166 Space station, launch vehicle, and method of assembly  
A launch vehicle for a space station includes a crew transport vehicle having an orbiter, a cylindrical cargo module separable from the orbiter when in low earth orbit, and a first liquid fuel...
US20120091281 CRYOGENIC PROPELLANT DEPOT AND DEPLOYABLE SUNSHIELD  
A cryogenic propellant depot and sunshield are provided for operation in earth orbit to fuel or refuel other space vehicles. The sunshield is deployed to effectively mitigate solar radiation...
US20080078885 Canted solar array and method for using same  
A method and apparatus for deploying a fixed and canted solar array of a satellite. The solar array is rotated in a first plane and about a first axis from a stowed position to a first position,...
US20090230250 SOLAR ARRAY MOMENTUM CONTROL  
One embodiment of the invention includes a spacecraft. The spacecraft comprises at least one solar array panel comprising an array of solar cell sections. Each of the solar cell sections can be...
US20090250555 Solar Powered Excess Electron Emission Device  
The chassis of a spacecraft has one side exposed to ultraviolet photons and another side shielded from the ultraviolet photons. An electrically conductive surface is disposed on the exposed side...
US20140231589 Gyroless Three-Axis Sun Acquisition Using Sun Sensor and Unscented Kalman Filter  
An attitude estimator that uses sun sensor outputs as the only attitude determination measurements to provide three-axis attitude information. This is accomplished by incorporating the Euler...
US20050151021 Heat dissipating, light-reflecting plates for radiator systems of spacecraft and methods for fabricating the same  
A heat-dissipating, light-reflecting plate for a radiator of a spacecraft is provided. The heat-dissipating, light-reflecting plate has an at least partially transparent, thermally conductive...
US20100187365 CRYOGENIC PROPELLANT DEPOT AND DEPLOYABLE SUNSHIELD  
A cryogenic propellant depot and sunshield are provided for operation in earth orbit to fuel or refuel other space vehicles. The sunshield is deployed to effectively mitigate solar radiation...
US20100116942 HIGH-EFFICIENCY SOLAR CELL STRUCTURES  
Solar cells include a substrate consisting essentially of silicon, a first junction disposed over the substrate, the first junction comprising at least one III-V material and having a threading...
US20080272240 Active vibration damping (AVD) system for precision pointing spacecraft  
An active vibration damping (AVD) control system for spacecraft provides a simple-to-implement and robust formulation that provides a novel damping control method for reducing spacecraft...
US20160176547 ANTI-TWIST JOINT, ORIENTING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A positioning system is provided for orienting a payload. In some embodiments, the system may continuously orient the payload relative to another object without twisting connections of the...
US20160114910 DEPLOYABLE SOLAR ARRAY FOR SMALL SPACECRAFT  
The present disclosure provides, among other things, a deployable solar array comprising: an array of electromagnetic transducer devices such as photovoltaic devices; and a flexible, elongated,...
US20160001896 SATELLITE WITH VARIABLE MASTER CROSS SECTION  
A satellite comprises at least one first communication module, a repeater module, one or more antennas, at least one propulsion module and an avionics module, the repeater module comprising: a...

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