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Integrated Solar Array and Reflectarray Antenna (ISARA)

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Integrated Solar Array and Reflectarray Antenna
The ISARA mission demonstrated a Ka-band reflectarray antenna to increase downlink data rates for small spacecraft from the prior typical rates of about 10 kilobits per second (kbps) to approximately 100 megabits per second (Mbps). This technology maintains compatibility with existing ground stations and is extensible to antennas for radar systems. For the demonstration mission, the reflectarray antenna was been integrated onto the back side of a commercial deployable solar array that is easily stowed along the body of the 3U CubeSat. More »

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