Solar panels deployed on Intelsat 21

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Fri Aug 31 2012 - 08:29:03 UTC

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    IS-21 Mission Update 
    30 August 2012
    Both solar array wings on Intelsat 21 were successfully deployed today. All appendages have now been deployed and the satellite is on the geostationary arc, arriving at the test location.
    In-orbit bus testing will commence tomorrow, followed by payload testing, which will start on 3 September. All mission parameters have been nominal so far
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