Team Power

Northwood High School

Is responsible for all solar panel and lithium battery array functions. This includes the wiring to power all systems on the CubeSat and the extensive ground testing of this hardware to characterize its performance prior to launch. The panels for battery and solar arrays are made by the Ecuadorian Space Agency (EXA) and directly supported by Astronaut Ronnie Nader. During flight, the team is responsible for battery charging management (which sets the limit on CubeSat operations), thermal/radiation effects with support from Montana State University, and handling the power budget for experiments or choreographed maneuvers.