DMSA 1U: Deployable Multifunction Solar Array
The EXA DMSA/1 (Deployable Multifunction Solar Array for 1U) is the upgraded version of the venerable DSA 1/A, it is our entry level product of a family of deployable solar arrays based on artificial muscles for cubesats in the range of 1U to 6U. The arrays fold into a panel attached to the cubesat structure just as another solar panel and once in orbit it deploys to full extension, it includes deploy and release contact sensors and it's own deploy control board.
Now, in a world's first, it includes embedded antennas that range from VHF to L band, no longer you need to buy and manage antenna systems, the DMSA has them embedded in its structure as 2 monopoles or 1 dipole and they deploy with the solar array, you just connect the cable to your radio.
It also has an embedded magnetorquer, sun and temperature sensors, you can configure your choice of solar cells like our low cost solar cells to AzurSpace 3G-30 for very high power missions; the maximum folded thickness is 6.25 mm for the 3 panel array. Every array is tested and qualified in our own facilities and shipped with full reports, the DMSA/1 yields the best results when coupled with our high capacity batteries.
- Ecuadorian Space Agency
- EXA is an aerospace research and development institution that, among other things, designs and builds extreme hardware for CubeSats, with more than 7 years of record-setting flight heritage in extreme conditions. EXA’s technology is singular, original, simple, solid and dependable and allows CubeSat developers to use COTS components in order to break the limitations of budget and power typical of the cubesat form factor, the deployable hardware is based over EXA’s unique Active Artificial Muscle technology for a dependable, proven and anti-whiplash deploy of challenging mechanical elements. Flight heritage from 10+ missions backs their technology which is currently in use in European, Asian and Latina merican spacecrafts, and in the challenging U.S. market.
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