Solaero Technologies’ solar panels powering the NASA mars lander »Insight«
Post date: 28/11/2018 - 20:25
Solaero Technologies Corp., provider of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels, and composite structural products for satellite solar power solutions to the space markets, announced that the company has supplied the solar panels on the NASA Insight Mars Lander, which successfully touched down on the Elysium Planitia region of Mars this week. Solaero's solar panels, populated with high-efficiency triple-junction solar cells, will serve as the primary power to the Insight Lander throughout its two-year mission. These solar panels were integrated by Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (NGIS) onto their heritage »UltraFlex« solar array that was deployed after landing.
According to the company, with an efficiency of 32 percent, Solaero's solar cells »provide the highest levels of performance to interplanetary spacecraft and earth orbiting satellites.«