Airbus Defence and Space has developed and delivered the qualification model of the solar array for the European Service Module (ESM) of the Orion crewed spacecraft. During a deployment test with the deployment jig manufactured by Microtechniek at NASA’s Plum Brook Station facility in Sandusky, Ohio (USA), the model came through the test with flying colours. The tested solar array involves one qualification wing, consisting of a yoke and three panels, and three dummy wings.

Published on February 29, 2016 by Airbus Defence an Space.

Video: Orion ESM Solar Array Deplayment Test