With several systems delivered and in orbit SpaceTech has developed into a provider of solar generator systems ranging from deployment mechanisms for pre-defined deployable solar array structures to complete systems including photovoltaic assemblies, deployment mechanism and electronics ready for the integration onto the customer's spacecraft.
Examples of SpaceTech solar generator activities are:
- GökTürk-2 - deployable
- FormoSat 5 - deployable
- Sentinel-5 Precursor - deployable
- SARah - body-fixed
- EUCLID - body-fixed
In order to ensure compliance with the customer's mission needs, the design of the solar panels includes structural/thermal design and analysis activities for the substrates as well as electrical design and analyses work for the photo-voltaic portions.
For the power performance analysis in-house power simulation tools come into application.
Recent developments include:
Euclid Solar Panels and Sun Shield
SpaceTech was selected to build the solar panels and the sun shield for Euclid.
S5P Solar Array
SpaceTech has developed and delivered the Deployable Solar Array Panel (DSAP) system for the ESA mission Sentinel-5 Precursor under a contract by Astrium U.K. Ltd.
SARah Solar Array
SpaceTech was selected by Airbus DS to build the solar panels for the SARah satellite
FormoSat-5 Solar Array
Formosat-5 is an Earth observation satellite mission with a ground resolution of approximately 2 m, realized as a Taiwan domestic development.
Göktürk-2 Solar Panels
Against strong international competition, SpaceTech has been awarded a contract by the Turkish government institute TÜBITAK UZAY to deliver the GökTürk solar generator system