ESD Ground Test of Solar Array Coupons for a Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite in PEO

An electrostatic discharge test was carried out on a solar array paddle (SAP) for the Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite (GOSAT) on a simulated polar Earth orbit (PEO) environment. To simulate the spacecraft charging conditions in a PEO with an auroral band, when electrons with higher energy than LEO plasma flow to the Earth, three conditions of… (More)