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DSS to provide ROSA Solar Arrays for Maxar Technologies' Ovzon 3 Legion-class Geostationary Satellite

January 3, 2020

DSS awarded contract by Maxar Technologies to provide ROSA Solar Arrays for the Ovzon 3 Legion-class Geostationary Satellite

Santa Barbara / Goleta, California, January 6, 2020 - Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), a leading supplier of innovative flexible blanket and rigid panel solar array systems, and deployable structures, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Maxar Technologies to design and build two Roll-Out Solar Arrays (ROSA) for the Ovzon 3 Legion-class geostationary satellite.

Rendering of ROSA Solar Arrays Integrated to Maxar's Ovzon 3 Spacecraft.
Image: Maxar / Ovzon / Proventus AB

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DSS to provide ROSA Solar Arrays for the Power and Propulsion Element of the NASA-led Gateway

October 2, 2019

DSS awarded contract by Maxar Technologies to provide ROSA Solar Arrays for the Power and Propulsion Element of the NASA-led Gateway.

Santa Barbara / Goleta, California, October 1, 2019 - Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), a leading supplier of innovative flexible blanket and rigid panel solar array systems, and deployable structures, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Maxar Technologies, a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure, to design and build two Roll-Out Solar Arrays (ROSA) for the Power and Propulsion Element of the NASA-led Gateway.

Rendering of ROSA Solar Arrays Integrated to Maxar's Power and Propulsion Element Spacecraft. Image: Maxar

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Deployable Space Systems to provide Solar Array for NASA’s Imaging X‑Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) Mission

March 13, 2019

DSS awarded contract by Ball Aerospace to provide the solar array for NASA’s IXPE Program

Santa Barbara, California, March 12, 2019 - Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), a leading supplier of innovative flexible blanket and rigid panel solar array systems, and deployable structures, announced today that that it has been awarded a contract by Ball Aerospace for the design, analysis, manufacture, test, and delivery of the rigid panel solar array for NASA’s Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) Mission.

Artistic rendering of the IXPE spacecraft with DSS-supplied rigid panel solar array. Image: Ball Aerospace

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DSS to provide ROSA solar array for NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission

April 21, 2018

DSS awarded contract by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to provide ROSA solar arrays for NASA's DART Mission.

Santa Barbara, California, April 20, 2018 - Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), a leading supplier of innovative flexible blanket and rigid panel solar array systems, announced today that that it has been awarded a contract by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory for the design, analysis, manufacturing, testing, and delivery of Roll-Out Solar Arrays (ROSA) for NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission.


Artistic rendering of the DART spacecraft with ROSA solar arrays

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ROSA Flight Demonstration Hardware Successfully Deploys on ISS

June 18, 2017

Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS) of Santa Barbara CA, announces the successful deployment in space of their Roll Out Solar Array (ROSA).  The nominal flight solar array deployment was completed from the International Space Station (ISS) at 1:45 AM EST Sunday June 18th, 2017, as part of a 7-day long flight experiment of the ROSA technology now being performed on ISS (Figure 1).

The ROSA technology developed by DSS is a new and innovative mission-enabling rolled flexible blanket solar array system that offers greatly improved performance over state-of-the-art rigid panel solar arrays, as well as greater affordability for use on future NASA, DoD and commercial space missions. The DSS ROSA deployable array features an innovative "roll out" design which uses composite booms to serve as both the primary structural element and the deployment actuator. The stored strain energy of the booms enforces the unrolling deployment actuation, and when fully deployed the rigid booms provide the array's structural stiffness and strength.

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