Press Release


Deployment Status of the Solar Array Paddle

September 15, 2007 (JST)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) confirmed that the deployment of the solar array paddle of the "KAGUYA" (SELENE) had been successfully performed at 11:44 a.m. on September 14 (Japan Standard Time, JST) through signals and power generation data from the satellite, as we had explained at the post-launch press conference.
We have acquired an image of the paddle deployment at 11:13 p.m. on the same day (JST) as attached below.

You can also find the image in the following Special Site.


<Solar Array Paddle Deployment Image>

(Solar array paddle deployment acquired image) (Explanatory drawing showing the same position)