Free Search (10891 images)
Deployment of the solar array
Rating: 0.00/5 (0 votes cast)
- Title Deployment of the solar array
- Released 14/02/2006 11:33 am
- Copyright ESA - AOES Medialab
Once MetOp is in the correct position the solar array, which is on the zenith side of the satellite, is gently deployed to face the Sun. This procedure takes up to 17 minutes and happens in two stages. Initially, the solar array arm rotates 120° up and over. Then the large eight-section panel opens out to face the Sun.