The Miura Fold [Gif]

Submitted by: ElectricEye 3 years ago in Science

This technique is used on the solar panels on satellites.
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Male 2,729
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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Male 767
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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Male 73
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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Female 6,381
I think I watched that for three minutes. Actually pretty cool.
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Male 2,729
Link: The Miura Fold [Gif] [Rate Link] - This technique is used on the solar panels on satellites.
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