Multi-Junction (MJ) Space Solar Cells

Inducted In: 2004, Industrial Productivity/Manufacturing Technology

Image of ISS Solar Cells
Induction year:
Inducted individuals:
B. Cavicchi
Jim Ermer
William James Jr.
Dr. Nasser Karam
David Keener
Dr. Richard King
Dr. Dean Marvin
Clay Mayberry
Dr. Jerry Olson
Dr. Kitt Reinhardt
Joseph Wise
Inducted organizations:
Air Force Research Laboratory
Spectrolab, Inc. a Boeing Company

Responding to the need for higher efficiency solar cells, the Air Force Research Laboratory sponsored research and development efforts to produce high efficiency multi-junction space solar cells. MJ solar cell technology provides a direct replacement for lower efficiency single-junction cells. The end results are reduced space mission life-cycle costs, reduced customer costs for telecommunication, weather forecasting and many other services crucial to our daily lives on Earth.

 

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