X-Ray of the Command & Data Handing Circuit Board

Soldering is the technique used to connect different electrical components on a circuit board. When it comes to connecting small components, it can get quite tricky. The entire circuit board for the command and data handling system, which processes information on-board the satellite, is 9cm x 9cm. This means all of the components are very small! To ensure the greatest quality for all connections on the circuit board, an x-ray was taken to look for defects. The captured x-ray is shown below. Proper quality assessment is crucial for all of our components - even the smallest ones!