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29.5% efficiency space-grade solar cells

Low mass: 127 g

Fully qualified under ESA Standard for LEO and GEO orbit

Series or parallel connection of multiple panels

High accuracy gyroscope, temperature and sun sensors

3U Solar Panel X/Y


Power in space

Our 3U Solar Panel X/Y utilizes seven highly efficient triple junction solar cells. It supports multiple integrated sensors and it is fully compliant with the CubeSat standard. The high power generation capabilities, radiation and temperature resilience ensure smooth space operations.

Included with this product

  • 5 hours of engineering support
  • Packed in a custom box
  • Full warranty
  • Technical information (Datasheet)

Technical Specifications

  • Efficiency 29.5%
  • Triple Junction Solar Cells InGaP/GaAs/Ge for Space Applications
  • Internal By-pass diode for reverse bias protection
  • Fully qualified under ESA Standard ECSS E ST20-08C for LEO and GEO orbit
  • Solar cells thickness 150 μm ± 20 μm
  • Very low solar cell mass (81-89 mg/cm2)
  • High Radiation Resistance
  • Cover glass
  • Gyroscope (Optional)
  • Temperature Sensor (Accuracy: ±1.5°C from -25°C to 85°C (max), ±2.0°C from -55°C to 125°C (max)
  • Sun Sensor
  • Multiple panels can be connected in series or parallel
  • Plated, countersink mounting holes with ground connection
  • Connector for external magnetorquer
  • Optimal Voltage – 16.31 V (for 7 cells)
  • Optimal Current – 517 mA
  • PCB Thickness 1.6 mm
  • Available with integrated magnetorquer (MTQ)
  • Side solar panel mass: 127g (155g with MTQ)
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Qualification tests

Space qualification tests are performed on the Qualification Engineering Model. Qualification test levels and duration follow the ESA standard ECSS-E-ST-10-03C and GEVS: GSFC-STD-7000A.

Physical Properties
Thermal Cycling
Thermal Vacuum
Sinusoidal Vibration
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