FalconSat-7 Deployable Photon Sieve Membrane
FalconSat-7 Deployable Photon Sieve Membrane
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DEPLOYABLE PHOTON SIEVE MEMBRANE

 

The FalconSAT-7 deployment system is a thin membrane with billions of holes that functions like a traditional lens, but folds into a smaller space. This mission is scheduled to launch in 2017, and its primary objective will be to image the sun.

MMA’s deployable optical system deploys a photon sieve assembly from a small spacecraft into a repeatable and predefined shape and location, forming an Optical Bench. Once deployed, it is structurally and thermally stable in the micron range.

View the zero-g payload deployment test in action: https://youtu.be/_ZAM-Lqin3A