HOUSTON—Small satellite operators may achieve a significant power boost with a new robotic device from Made in Space, Inc.—the Archinaut Power Kit (APK), developed to robotically assemble an efficient spacecraft solar array post-deployment. Satellites in the 150-300-kg (330-660 lb.) class could see their electrical power budgets rise from the typical 1 kW or less to 5 kW through the in-space assembly of solar arrays of up to 20 square meters in area. The APK, including a solar ...


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