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Date: 04/19/14 09:42 AM

5 Responses to The Miura Fold [Gif]

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    ElectricEye Male 40-49
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    April 19, 2014 at 7:25 am
    Link: The Miura Fold - This technique is used on the solar panels on satellites.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    April 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm
    I think I watched that for three minutes. Actually pretty cool.
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    ryanwi Male 30-39
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    April 19, 2014 at 6:46 pm
    I`ve never heard of that technique being used on a satellite before. Usually they are just hinged flat panels. I`ve seen accordion style though. Anyone know any satellites it`s been used on?
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    draino123 Male 30-39
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    April 19, 2014 at 8:43 pm
    i thought it said `Murica fold and i was expecting it to morph into the flag or an eagle. only a `Murican would think like that.....
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    ElectricEye Male 40-49
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    April 20, 2014 at 3:45 am
    The first application of Miura-ori in space was in 1995 on a Japanese research vessel Space Flight Unit to fold a solar power array, or a group of interconnected solar cells. The same technique is now popularly used to fold road maps and tourist maps!

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