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GaAs/Ge solar panels for the SAMPEX programGaAs based solar cells have been developed for spacecraft use for several years. However, acceptance and application of these cells for spacecraft missions has been slow because of their high cost and concerns about their integration onto solar panels. Spectrolab has now completed fabrication of solar panels with GaAs/Ge solar cells for a second space program. This paper will focus on the design, fabrication and test of GaAs/Ge solar panels for the Solar Anomalous and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer (SAMPEX) Program.
Document ID
19920050614
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Dobson, Rodney (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Kukulka, Jerry (Spectrolab, Inc. Sylmar, CA, United States)
Dakermanji, George (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Roufberg, Lew (Fairchild Space Germantown, MD, United States)
Ahmad, Anisa (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Lyons, John (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1992
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 92-1063
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other