Testing of TIMED's Solar Arrays
January 30, 2013
In one of APL's clean rooms, TIMED's solar arrays were assembled, inspected, and deployed through a series of tests on specially designed air bearings that counter the effects of gravity. These air bearings were designed specifically to test TIMED's solar arrays because they were too large to be tested and deployed while mounted on the spacecraft inside the clean room where the spacecraft was assembled.
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