Self-inflating Adaptive Membrane (developed at the Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory / University of Strathclyde), a new concept of a modular deployable multi-functional structure that can adapt itself to various mission conditions.
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
SAM on BBC2 Scotland
Yesterday night, a feature on Space-based Solar Power was aired on BBC2's Newsnight Scotland. The piece also shows Strathclyde's Self-inflating Adaptive Membrane together with the cube satellites, in the vacuum chamber and the simulation. Further references are made to Strathclyde's Suaineadh experiment which was launched in March this year and had the purpose to show the feasibility of deploying a web in space by using centrifugal forces.