« Last post by OceanCat on Today at 12:36 am »
A quick visual aid for the scale of the sat variants.
Interesting that the brightness mitigation document they posted at the end of July kind of suggests that gen2 satellites will have L shape similar to gen1 satellites. I can imagine how two solar arrays you pictured might work but I would expect the description of "terminator tracking" and the illustration to be more specific about how each array rotates.
To scatter sunlight hitting the front side of the solar arrays, the second-generation satellites will
point the solar arrays away from the Sun when crossing the terminator (the line on Earth's
surface separating night and day) in a maneuver called "terminator tracking." This maneuver
will point the knife edge of the solar array at the earth limb, which minimizes brightness when
viewed from the ground, as shown in the image below.