Shutter Door

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  • Mark Longanbach

    Hi Camilo,

    All of our satellites have a mechanical enclosure (e.g. a door, or flap) which is closed prior to launch and deployment.  This is done generally to protect the internal optics from any debris or issues prior to launch, maintain structural integrity during launch, and stow radio components in a secure position.  Once the satellite is deployed from the launch vehicle, these enclosures will open, either automatically, or via ground command.  Once opened, they stay open for the duration of the satellite's mission life.

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