MoD backs 'origami radar antennas'
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MoD backs 'origami radar antennas'

The UK's Ministry of Defence has approached an Oxford start-up to help design a sovereign satellite radar system. Oxford Space Systems develops carbon-fibre antennas that stow in small volumes and then spring into their required shape once in orbit. In this video, the Duke of York demonstrates a so-called "wrapped rib" configuration.

  • 28 Jan 2019