Pumpkin supplies solar panels to a wide range of nanosatellites through our proprietary Pumpkin Modular Deployable Solar Array Systems (PMDSAS) technology, now in its sixth generation.
We just received word that the solar panels on the 3U BGUSat CubeSat continues to work perfectly 7 months into the BGUSat mission. Pumpkin built a series of deployable solar panels in engineering model and flight unit form for BGUSat. BGUSat utilizes a somewhat unusual topology, with a 5S+2S arrangement of seven solar cells per panel. Additionally, BGUSat used Pumpkin's CubeSat Hinges, four of Pumpkin's Panel Release Mechanism (PRM) to release each of the panels, along with a Pumpkin COTS 3U CubeSat Kit structure. When deployed, the solar panels are in a single plane, in a "propeller" configuration.