Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space has completed the engineering model of the first of eight planned photovoltaic solar arrays for the International Space Station, to be launched on a Space Shuttle in March 1999. The eight-array system will supply 264kW of power. The 33m-long engineering model has been extended and retracted 84 times during tests. Final tests take place at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama.

Source: Flight International