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NextSat Solar Array

The NextSat solar array. Unlike ASTRO, the NextSat solar array is fixed, and is steered by moving the spacecraft. While mated, ASTRO's and NextSat's solar arrays are parallel to each other to ensure both face the sun. Below the array can be seen one of the two NextSat star trackers. In the background to the right is the Earth horizon.

NextSat solar array