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The Miura Fold [Gif]

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The Miura Fold [Gif]. This technique is used on the solar panels on satellites.
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Hits: 4745 | Favorites: 2 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 3.8 | Category: Science | Date: 04/19/2014
 
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ElectricEye
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 563 Posts
Sunday, April 20, 2014 3:45:56 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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draino123
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 631 Posts
Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:43:52 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.....

ryanwi
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 73 Posts
Saturday, April 19, 2014 6:46:29 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?

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Saturday, April 19, 2014 12:49:59 PM
I think I watched that for three minutes. Actually pretty cool.

ElectricEye
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 563 Posts
Saturday, April 19, 2014 7:25:27 AM
Link: The Miura Fold [Gif] [Rate Link] - This technique is used on the solar panels on satellites.

 


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