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Review Article

A Review on the Development of Spaceborne Membrane Antennas

Figure 1

The curved surface deployable membrane reflectors. (a) The inflatable antenna experiment in 1996, first of its kind on-orbit. Image credit: NASA. (b) The SMP lattice reinforced inflatable reflector. Image credit: HIT [33]. (c) The 10 m inflatable membrane antenna. Image credit: ESA. (d) The electrostatic forming membrane reflector. Image credit: Xidian University.