Patent Number: 6,637,702

Title: Nested beam deployable solar array

Abstract: A solar array includes a plurality of panels that are individuallysupported by beams that nest within each other in the stowed position tominimize the volume of the structure prior to deployment. The beams arepivotally connected to each other are deployed using any conventionalmeans.

Inventors: McCandless; John Gregory (Santa Clara, CA)


International Classification: B64G 1/22 (20060101); B64G 1/44 (20060101); B64G 1/42 (20060101); B64G 001/44 ()

Expiration Date: 10/22015