[amsat-bb] Re: Hot solar panels

G0MRF@aol.com G0MRF at aol.com
Sun Jan 16 14:23:32 PST 2011

In a message dated 16/01/2011 18:50:42 GMT Standard Time, bruninga at usna.edu 

For what  it is worth, we have just completed our in-depth thermal analysis
of the 4  deployable solar panels on our cubesat (Psat) and were shocked to
learn how  hot they will get.  Probably 90C or nearly  boiling.

If it's sun pointing....just use thermocouple junctions and a radiator on  
the back.....
Or maybe a few thermo electric coolers will output a volt or two at several 
 amps ??
David  G0MRF

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