Momentus picks Ascent Photo voltaic modules for house flight demo

January 31 (Renewables Now) – Versatile thin-film photovoltaic (PV) options developer Ascent Photo voltaic Applied sciences Inc (OTCMKTS:ASTI) has been chosen to provide copper-indium-gallium-selenium (CIGS) PV modules for a low-Earth-orbit house flight demonstration undertaking.

San Jose, California-based business house firm Momentus Inc has chosen Ascent Photo voltaic’s versatile modules for integration into its deployable PV array to fly on an upcoming Vigoride spacecraft.

“The module developed by Ascent Photo voltaic and Momentus is designed for fast integration into Momentus’ deployable PV array. We developed a custom-made monolithically-integrated submodule for his or her software to maximise the house utilization of the PV. We then built-in it into our laminated packaging with harnessing that cancels out all magnetic interplay with the present loops, and positioned protecting bypass diodes onto every circuit to make a very sturdy constructing block for his or her deployable PV arrays,” defined Joseph Armstrong, founding group member, chief know-how and chief working officer of Ascent Photo voltaic.

The Vigoride spacecraft is scheduled for a flight later this 12 months.

Ascent Photo voltaic believes that sooner or later its modules will profit a wide range of missions equivalent to CubeSats, photo voltaic sails and probably missions to the moon and Mars.


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