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Returned Hardware

Solar Arrays
The solar arrays were replaced on-orbit due to degradation. During the repair mission, delamination of the solar array bus bars was observed and two of the hinge pins had started to creep out of the hinges. One of the arrays was returned to Earth to be studied while the second array was jettisoned into space. The returned solar array was shipped to European Space Agency.

Photographs taken during the post-flight inspection of the Solar Array




Photos of the SADM.












Photos of the bi-stem test procedure.








Close up photos of the bi-stem.




Photos of the solar array cushion and cellside.










Photos of the solar array hingepin.




Photos of a meteoroid or debris hole in solar array.




Photos of the deterioration of the MLI plate.


Photos of the solar array RTV.

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