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2U Single-Deployable Solar Array (Long Edge)

Product code: 01-02880

This product is customizable, prices are based on requirements.

For more detailed pricing, and to request a quote please submit an enquiry.


Our 2U deployable solar panels are designed to provide extra capability from your 2U CubeSat. Deploying along the long edge of the spacecraft, a pair of deployable arrays can deliver up to 13W (@28C, BOL) peak power when used in conjunction with a 2U body panel.

The 2U deployable solar panel assembly includes two PCBs, connected by our spring-loaded hinge mechanism. The Body Panel, screw-mounted to the CubeSat structure, and the outer face of the Deployable Panel each feature four of 28.3% efficient Spectrolab UTJ solar cells, for a total of EIGHT solar cells.

The Deployed Panel is held in the stowed configuration by space-qualified Dynema cord, and released by firing our Thermal Knife Driver (TKD) circuit, whereupon the panel deploys to a 90 degree angle. Clyde Space's deployable solar panels, including TKD circuitry and deployment hinges, have succesfully flown on numerous missions, including our very own UKube-1.


  • Spectrolab UTJ solar cells in 4S1P configuration per face, with one string on the Body Panel, and one on the Deployed Panel. Total of EIGHT solar cells.
  • The Body Panel features mounting holes are compatible with the  Clyde Space 2U CubeSat structure and is supplied affixed to the Deployed Panel via a hinge mechanism
  • Active, dual-redundant thermal knife activated hold-down/release deployment mechanism, space qualified as part of the UKube-1 mission
  • All panels manufactured using high-quality PCB Substrate with space-grade Kapton coverlay.
  • Sun detectors and temperature sensors included
  • Magnetorquer included and are designed to work with CS ADCS
  • Connector to EPS
  • Connector to ADCS


  • 2W power generation per face at BOL 
  • Mass: 148g
  • Dimensions: 83x210.5mm
  • Stowed profile fits within 6.5mm P-POD envelope

With our extensive experience in solar panel design and manufacture all our solar panels can be customised to meet your requirements; please contact us to discuss.

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