Solar Panel Burn Wire Mechanism

Pictured above is the printed circuit board for the burn wire mechanism for the electrical power subsystem. When the satellite is launched from the rocket, the solar panels will be closed and tethered shut to protect from damage during initial tumbling. Once the satellite is stable, this mechanism will activate to release the solar panels outwards to allow for light collection. This is crucial since the solar panels will utilize this light to produce electricity for the entire satellite!